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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 23, 2018

WRKJOB/DSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF) -- F5 should refresh the current screen instead of going back to the top.

When pressing F5 in
to update the open file information it always starts with the first page instead of the page you have scrolled to. Thus you have to scroll several pages till you come to the files you are observing. I would like it to stay on the current page and update the information there just like WRKACTJOB do when you press F5 to update the information there.

Use Case:

It makes it easier to observe what happens to a given file and saves time.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 4, 2022
    The Display Open Files display has been updated to refresh in place.
    This change will be available in IBM i release 7.5.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2021

    This RFE is Planned for Future Release and similar one was submitted yesterday "F5 Refresh Key Behavior on Certain List Screens"
    and both can be solved together

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2019

    This is a major annoyance that should have been fixed 20 years ago. I know it's been requested in the past, so it's just high time to deal with this.


  • Guest
    Jan 2, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - CL (Control Language)
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jan 31, 2018

    I would also like to add a "sort by" option (as seen in WRKACTJOB +F16) for by file, member, IO etc with the same list position maintained as the original request


Display Open Files - refresh via F5 - stay at current page

In the command DSPJOB option "14. Display open files, if active" when pressing the F5 key, the subfile always jumps to the beginning. This is annoying if you want to watch the number of records of a specific table etc Use Case: stay at current pag...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Delivered