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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories PTF and Service
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 21, 2018

WRKPTFGRP add a PARM for OUTPUT(*PRINT) and allow it to run in batch to create a report

Add the parameter OUTPUT to the WRKPTFGRP command and allow it to run in batch


Use Case:

Quarterly maintenance is performed that we need evidence of the PTF groups installed for audit. Adding the OUTPUT parameter would allow a batch job to run at the end of maintenance to create the splf. This would prevent me from signing on to every lpar, running the wrkptfgrp command and pressing F6 in order to get the necessary report for audit.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 26, 2018

    The Display PTF Groups (DSPPTFGRP) command with OUTPUT(*PRINT) was added in 7.3 and PTF'd back to 7.1 and 7.2. DSPPTFGRP works on a single PTF group, but the List PTF Groups (QpzListPtfGroups) API can be used to return a list of all PTF groups that are known to the system. Another alternative is the GROUP_PTF_INFO view which contains information about the all PTF groups for the server.

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2018

    Lol... PTF_CURRENCY :-) I guess you meant QSYS2.GROUP_PTF_INFO

    More info at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/QSYS2.GROUP_PTF_INFO%20view

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2018

    you could use SQL (or QMQRY) to get this information:

    SELECT * FROM SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY
    WHERE
    PTF_GROUP_STATUS_ON_SYSTEM <> '??'