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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 5, 2021

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display.

Use Case:

It would save always getting out of WRKIMGCLG to execute the next command, then coming back in to assure it was completed - save a lot of back-and-forth time.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 20, 2021

    IBM recognizes that adding a command line interface to WRKIMGCLG can provide value and save time for our users. As such, we have decided to change the status to ???Uncommitted Candidate" to put it on our team's active list of enhancements to consider for future plans.

  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2021

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

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2021

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Oct 15, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Install, Upgrade, Licensing
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Oct 6, 2021


    Is it an option to add the atnpgm QUSCMDLN in your userprofile? (CHGUSRPRF ATNPGM(QUSCMDLN). This as a current work around for the time before this RFE is delivered.

    When doing that, this will bring up a command line window when you press that attention key, where you can execute a command, without leaving the WRKIMGCLG display.

    The good thing is that this does not kick of a group job so it also works when you are in restricted state.

  • Guest
    Oct 6, 2021

    I am not realy sure what you are requesting, there are already a lot of IMGCLG commands:


    There is also the QVOIFIMG API

    Is there a specific function you can not accomplish with these commands?