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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 19, 2020

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date.

It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well.

Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an object has been used.


Use Case:

My primary use case is to check if an RPG program has been called.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 21, 2020

    IBM has no plans to pursue this change.
    There are performance concerns with the additional updates needed to update the timestamp.

  • Guest
    Mar 18, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    CEAC recognises the value of the RFE, but feels that auditing could be used as an alternative of tracking usage today. Enabling this level of object tracking might impact performance.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2020

    It would also be nice to have last used time on a user profile.
    Now we only have last used date.

  • Guest
    Feb 19, 2020

    This would be very helpful for troubleshooting frequently called processes