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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories BRMS
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 27, 2018

Include messages in BRMS that are triggering errors

Various warnings or errors cause BRMS to issue messages indicating a save is incomplete. But the warning or error messages themselves are not in the BRMS log, which means you have to scour the joblog to find the issues. I'd like to have the warning/error messages included in the BRMS log as well:
My original request:
CPF3774 - xx objects saved..., generated from CPD33A8 - spooled file...not available for save

CPD33A8 should be included in BRMS log

IBM support also pointed out
CPF3771 - ...xx not saved, is generated from
CPF3741 - x y in z not saved

CPF3741 should be included in BRMS log

Not sure what other exist, but my request would be that if a BRMS message is issued indicating an incomplete save, the initial message doing the triggering should also be included in the BRMS log--don't make me go to the joblog to find the reason.

Use Case:

Now, we may have to go to the JOBLOG, and the supporting messages don't seem to consistently show up before or after the BRMS log message--they can be hard to find.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 18, 2020

    IBM believes that the request described has been solved and is available with the March 2020 BRMS PTFs (7.2 - SI71973, 7.3 - SI71974, and 7.4 - SI71975). For additional information on this support reference the following BRMS wiki page:

  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. It is tedious to do a lot of searching to find the cause of a failed back-up -- better logging could improve this greatly.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2018

    The BRMS team will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. The BRMS team will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Mar 12, 2018

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.