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The Reply Handling (QIBM_QMH_REPLY_INQ) is called when a reply is sent to an inquiry message. I believe this should meet your requirement.
There is also a related exit point, Inquiry Handling (QIBM_QMH_HDL_INQEXT), which is called in an interactive job when an inquiry message has been sent to *EXT and the job would be interrupted by the Display Program Messages screen to obtain a reply. This exit program can send a reply to the inquiry message, so the interactive user is not interrupted to provide a reply to the inquiry message.
Closing as declined, since this function is already available.
The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.
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
I'm not sure I fully understand your use case, but was wondering if you considered the following exit points:
Inquiry Handling (QIBM_QMH_HDL_INQEXT) is called in an interactive job when an inquiry message has been sent to *EXT and the job would be interrupted by the Display Program Messages screen to obtain a reply. The exit program can send a reply to the inquiry message, so the interactive user is not interrupted to provide a reply to the inquiry message.
Reply Handling (QIBM_QMH_REPLY_INQ) is called when a reply is sent to an inquiry message.