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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 12, 2022

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job

However this information is available in the form:
Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456

in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB.

It would appreciated if the headers in these commands/displays (perhaps others as well ) could display it like:

Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 id: 123456/USER/JOBNAME

It would make it more easy to copy / paste the id - for more quick access to commands like STRSTRJOB, WRKSPLF , CHGJOB, DSPJOBLOG just to name a few - all using the qualified job id.

It is correct that it is possible to get the job-id from the first line in the joblog by using:

DSPJOB=>option 10 = DSPJOBLOG=>F10=More info=>F17=Top=>Copy

However it is quite time consuming and does not work for jobs on jobqueue ( not started yet)

Use Case:

To start a service job with this feature:

WRKJOBQ=>5=WorkWith=>Copy ID to clipboard =>STRSRVJOB=>Paste

WRKJOBQ=>5=WorkWith=>Copy ID to clipboard

reformat (on ie QCMD): 3xcut + 3xpaste + adding and removing slashed => Copy to clipboard


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 2, 2022

    Thank you for the nice feedback.


    The idea with WRKJOB option 40, gives change job. But here the format is still not in the format as used in the STRSRVJOB cmd - ( just for an example) you have to press F=14, for prompting the change job and cut it to clipboard from there. However the point was to give the job name in the right format immediately, also for jobs still waiting in the job queue.


    If there is no room on the 80 char display, perhaps you could consider to add an ENVVAR, and while set then DSPJOB / CHGJOB / WRKJOB / etc. would send an INFO msg to current program queue. i.e.:

    "748328/NLI/QPADEV0030 is showed"

    .. so the fully qualified job name can be copied from the message line.

  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed. Adding this functionality would improve the usability of the job name and allow a user to pivot to other system information about this task.

    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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jan 27, 2022

    I'm not sure we have room to add the formatted qualified job name exactly as suggested (we have to allow room for translation, and if I counted correctly, the suggested text leaves no extra room on an 80-char wide display). But I'm going to move this to under consideration because the idea behind the request is a good one, and maybe there is some other solution that we can come up with. I also don't want to lose the suggestion in the comments to add an F-key to print the joblog directly from DSPJOBLOG.

  • Guest
    Jan 13, 2022

    Hello Niels,

    There is a shorter way to get this done, I think. WRKJOB, option 40 and enter.

    If I am missing your goal, please feel absolutely 100 % free to totally ignore this comment ;-)

  • Guest
    Jan 13, 2022

    And have F16 to print the joblog when you are in DSPJOBLOB. I know you can do DSPJOBLOG *PRINT but often you look at joblogs using other interfaces and it would be very convenient to instantly produce a spoooled file (to search).