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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 28, 2020

when an item (*module/*srvpgm) is added to a BNDDIR; insert a list entry to that object for UX support.

it is impossible for to know where, if any, a (*module/*srvpgm) has been added to a binding directory.

if the addbnddire command could add a list entry to those objects (*module/*srvpgm), then the developer could simply (dspmod/dspsrvpgm) and see the how many binding directorys are in scope - for possible remediation.

Use Case:

use case: a testing module needs a (ctl-opt bnddir) entry, but the developer does not know which one contains the entry for the given source module for testing with. he has to search each binding directory manually, to bring that bnddir into his test program & library... rather than (dspmod/dspsrvpgm) and see a list of 1 to many binding directories that object many be in....

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 5, 2022
    IBM believes that the request described has been solved and is available with IBM i 7.5, and with DB PTF Groups IBM i 7.4 SF99704 Level 20 and IBM i 7.3 SF99703 Level 28.

    A new SQL service, a view named QSYS2.BINDING_DIRECTORY_INFO, has been provided to return this information.

    For a description of this change, see
  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2020

    IBM does not plan to provide a solution to this request at this time.

  • Guest
    Oct 27, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. It is not a best practice to list all the binding directories on the addbnddire. Better solution would be to have this capability in an SQL service.

    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
    Sep 9, 2020

    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 - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - RPG
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2020

    I only use a single binding directory for building programs plus one binding directory for building each service program. The one common binding directory contains all the service programs (no modules). So I always know what binding directory to use.

  • Guest
    Jul 29, 2020

    Keep your number of binding directories limited... you can even put everything in one.

    There's no need to create lots of binding directories.