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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 25, 2018

Suppress the SQL information messages when using debug.

Ability to suppress the SQL information messages when using debug.

Use Case:

When debugging RPG ILE program with embedded SQL the system generates thousands of spool files with SQL information messages such as "cursor opened", "cursor closed", "n Rows Fetched", etc. This slows down the processing. Sometimes I have to wait minutes until the program stops at breakpoint.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2020

    There are options to minimize this behavior - You can minimize spoolfiles by not using JOBMSGQFL *PRTWRAP for the job.

  • Guest
    Jul 24, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. The large number of spool files are probably coming from a long-running process. You can minimize spoolfiles by not using JOBMSGQFL *PRTWRAP for the job.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key 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.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    May 28, 2018

    Hello, I don't remind having sql debugger to generate spools, I'm interessed to know how to do that.
    messages in the joblog, yes, but spools, no.
    BTW, my comment say also that the feature you request exists

  • Guest
    May 25, 2018

    Attachment (Use case): One of the job log spool files