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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 16, 2021

Add SPOOLED FILE FILTER to QGYOLSPL API

As instructed by another RFE to classify this under QGYOLSPL instead of QUSLSPL:
Please provide a SPOOLED FILE NAME Filter to the QGYOLSPL API and allow multiple entiries, including generic SPOOLED File Names simile to other QGYOLSPL filters.


Use Case:

The API allows for filtering by a number of SPOOLED File properties, however one of the most important, the SPOOLED FILE NAME is not included. Therefore we have to return all "100,000" SPOOLED Files and then throw away those we don't need.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2022

    .We have other requirements to update this API in a future release. We will make an effort to include your requirement at this time.

  • 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.

    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
    Jan 19, 2022

    Note that I've been using this API in my SPOOLED_LIST() SQL Table function that exposes the SELECTION options as parameters, and I can tell you on systems with 10s of thousands of SPOOLED Files when you put something like User Data, or FORM TYPE as input, it is DAZZLINGLY FAST!
    So, if there is a SPOOLED FILE NAME path (index) exposed, having it incorporated into this API would be a huge help.

  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2022

    Thank you for your request. We will take a deeper look soon.

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 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 - Print
    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