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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on May 11, 2021

Db2 service WRKCFGSTS

Create a Db2 for i service that does the equivalent of the WRKCFGSTS command where I can check if a device, or range devices selected by a wildcard, is varied on or off.


Use Case:

Rather than use WRKCFGSTS *DEV *TAP to see if all of the tape drives are varied on it would be useful to have a Db2 service where I can retrieve that information into a table for future reference or use a display file to display the results.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 12, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. There are work-arounds with exit points for the command or for the VRY activity, which can give you the history.

    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 www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature. We can see how the introduction of this IBM i Service would be useful for this and many other IBM i scenarios. We have voted this low as the specific business case you have highlighted could easily be programed arround or the use of the Advanced Job Scheduler LLP would allow you to resolve this without any programming

    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
    Jul 2, 2021

    Paul, call qsys2/GETMLBST
    Program GETMLBST in library QSYS2 not found.
    The UDTF behind MEDIA_LIBRARY_INFO is not installed by default so many users will not have it. The view ends up just returning an empty set with no messages. So it probably isn't a great solution.
    Having said that, select * from table( SQLTOOLS.RTVDEVSTS('*DEV','*TAP'));
    works great for this purpose.

  • Guest
    May 14, 2021

    IBM 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.

  • Guest
    May 12, 2021

    This already exists... https://www.ibm.com/docs/api/v1/content/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzajq/rzajqviewmedialibinfo.htm

    But you can write it yourself as well via the QDCLCFGD API.