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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2020

Provide an IBM i Service to return information similar to DSPACTPJ

DSPACTPJ has useful information for tuning the performance of prestart jobs. However, there is no outfile support on this command, nor is there an equivalent API. It would be nice to return this information in a manner that can be used programmatically, and it seems like an IBM i Service would be a great choice. In addition, with a service, the interface could be expanded to support requesting multiple PJEs so one SELECT statement can be used to access all PJEs for a subsystem (for example).

Use Case:

I want to tune my prestart job entries and see all the entries in one request, rather than manually reviewing the active prestart jobs information one at a time. I would also like a programmatic interface to the DSPACTPJ information.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2020

    The QSYS2.PRESTART_JOB_STATISTICS() table function is available in 7.4 and 7.3.
    You will need the following PTF's:
    SF99704 Level 7 (for 7.4)
    SF99703 Level 18 (for 7.3)
    The documentation can be found at this link:

    The full list of SQL services along with the supported release and PTF levels can be found here ->

  • Guest
    Sep 9, 2020

    I guess you missed this one, available with 7.4 TR2:
    PRESTART_JOB_STATISTICS table function: