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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 30, 2018

Include text description in WRKHDWRSC output to *OUTFILE

When directing the output from WRKHDWRSC to *PRINT, it includes the text description of the resources. However, directing the output to *OUTFILE does not include text description for any resource. I would like you make the *OUTFILE output similar to the *PRINT output by including text descriptions for the resources.

Use Case:

Including a text description in the WRKHDWRSC *OUTFILE output enables the end user to use SQL to retrieve and document the IBM i environment. Today, we need to parse the spooled output to get the text description of hardware resources.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2018

    DSPHDWRSC OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) returns the resource descriptions as a 2-character code. The mapping of these codes can be found at this link in Knowledge Center:

    DORDSC is the field name for the Resource Description and DOREDS is the Extended Resource Descriptions.

  • Guest
    Nov 7, 2018

    Good news? If you read the details of the RFE and look at the OUTFILE generated by DSPHDWRSC, there is no description. If you want a description for the hardware, you have to read through spooled output (from either DSPHDWRSC OUTPUT(*PRINT) or using F6=Print from WRKHDWRSC. The RFE isn't asking for an outfile option, it's asking for the textual description on the WRKHDWRSC display or the DSPHDWRSC OUTPUT(*PRINT) printout to be included in the OUTFILE.

  • Guest
    Nov 1, 2018


    Good news I hope, as AVROHOMN_ suggested you should be looking at DSPHDWRSC but just in case you did not realise from his advice, it actually as the OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) option already, example below


  • Guest
    Oct 31, 2018

    WRKHDWRSC does not have an OUTPUT & OUTFILE paramter.

    Probably You wanted to say DSPHDWRSC