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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 25, 2019

SQL view to see files used and settings on report written in Query 400

SQL view to see what files are used and what settings are used on a report written using Query 400. I realize DSPPGMREF can be used but this does not give all of the settings used in constructing the report such as the settings in the Select output type and output form option.

Use Case:

A new Systems administrator is appointed for an IBM I system in a company that has been with IBM for 20 + years, in that time over 1000 + queries have been written in Query 400 having the output either as a database file as a new file, replacing a file, new member, replace member or add to member or printouts producing spool files with cover and footer pages containing information. The intention is to switch these over to SQL and by using a SQL view that will give a report on all the queries and how they are constructed including information on the output types and any text included in printed header or footer pages assisted in getting the queries modernized and sorting out what queries were no longer required.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 18, 2020

    Our strategy for Query/400 is to direct client enhancements to consider an alternative approach provided by Db2 Web Query. Db2 Web Query includes many useful features, including a Query/400 discovery tool to help with understanding queries. It also includes a way to auto generate (import) a Db2 Web Query report from the Query/400 definitions.

    To read more about Db2 Web Query, look here:

    To get started with an easy and free evaluation version of Db2 Web Query, email: and read about it here:
    Best regards,
    Scott Forstie
    Db2 for i Business Architect

  • Guest
    Jul 10, 2019

    Attachment (Use case): Can we have an option to send the query definition to an outfile as well not just as a print.