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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 12, 2019

DB2 for i Service to retrieve subsystem information

Please add DB2 for i SQL service to retrieve subsystem configuration information (SBSD, subsystem description).

Use Case:

We could retrieve all necessary information about subsystem configurations via SQL.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2020

    IBM believes that the request described has been solved and is available with the following IBM i DB PTF Groups: 7.4 SF99704 Level 7 and IBM i 7.3 SF99703 Level 18.
    QSYS2.SUBSYSTEM_INFO and several other subsystem services were included in these IBM i DB PTF Groups.

  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2019

    Just my opinion - there is nothing wrong with "rolling your own solution" as you suggest but is we accept that IBM has set the future direction of IBM i Admin and DB APIs to be via SQL services. Then, where there is a gap, it is perfectly reasonable for someone to request this gap be filled.

    That is literally what this RFE process is for.

    IBM will set the development priorities, they make those sorts of choices on a daily basis. Adding an RFE is just one of the ways this gets prioritised.

  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2019

    Just my personal opinion... Why not write this yourself ?

    You can't expect that IBM writes a function for every single API that exists on the system... while there are plenty of other things that you can't develop yourself. I hope IBM gives priority to such requests rather than wasting time on this.