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IBM i, currently at V7R4M0. Created CL program to retrieve the QSYSLIBL and QLURLIBL system values. Compiled without errors. When manually calling the CL program, the following error message was received.
Additional Message Information
Message ID . . . . . . : CPF1095 Severity . . . . . . . : 40 Message type . . . . . : Escape Date sent . . . . . . : 10/25/21 Time sent . . . . . . : 13:22:24
Message . . . . : CL variable length not valid for system value QSYSLIBL. Recovery . . . : See the IBM Knowledge Center, http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i/welcome , for information on the valid length of system values.
The same message occurs with the RTVSYSVAL SYSVAL(QUSRLIBL) command.
Using the link listed (http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i/welcome) I could not find anything indicate the correct CL variable length to use for either the System or User Library List system values. I found general information about retrieving system values in the CL Programming documentation, but not the variable lengths for these specific system values.
It is only by prompting the RTVYSYVAL command, placing the cursor on RTNVAR field, and then pressing the HELP key that a list of the variable type and length was found. It would be helpful if the error message could direct one to documentation showing the variable type length for the various system values. Or at least suggest using the help text.
Application programming (retrieving system values).
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