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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 3, 2021

Enhance WRKOBJ to have elements from DSPLIB

When doing DSPLIB libname there is information about the object Size and a total count of objects in the library. When doing a WRKOBJ libname/objqualifier typequalifier there is no object size or object count displayed. Having this information displayed would help in quickly reviewing libraries and objects without having to manually count the number of objects in the results

Use Case:

If there are a mix of objects with type *FILE and *PGM in a library, if I use WRKOBJ libname/*ALL *PGM, I could more easily get a count of those objects and see those object sizes displayed on this screen. Or even seeing a total count and individual sizes of all the *FILE types that are named starting with "P" by doing WRKOBJ libname/P* *FILE

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2021

    Thank you for submitting this request. I am declining it at this time because of the potential performance concerns and other alternatives available.

  • Guest
    Jun 4, 2021

    Hi Guys

    You both raise some good points, the problem seems to be that no matter what IBM adds to the command line, there is always a trade off in performance or data. The good news is this is one of the thought processes behind IBM i Services. So, today you can create a customer SQL statement that will give you the information you are asking for in exactly the sequence you choose and with the data included that you want.

    For example, you could use a statement like:

    SELECT X.Objname, X.Objtype, X.Objowner, X.Objcreated, X.Objsize, X.Objtext, X.Last_Used_Timestamp
    FROM TABLE(qsys2.object_statistics('YourLib', '*ALL', 'P*'))
    AS x
    Order By X.Objtype, X.Objname

    Note the three paramaters on the qsys2.object_statistics

    The first is the library name you are interested in

    The seconds the Object Type, this can be specific like *PGM or *FILE or generic like *ALL

    The third is the object names you want, again this can be specific, *all or a partial match like the P* I used giving me all objects starting with a P

    I hope this helps

    Best wishes, Brad
    Steve Bradshaw
    IBM Champion, Member of CEAC, TD of
    and Friendly Techie Bloke at

  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2021

    I also wish for the this function, but this will significantly slow down the command while the system counts and adds object sizes (each file member is processed individually so this is particularly bad on libraries with many source members).
    I DO NOT want to live with the slowness. If IBM does this, they will need to add a parameter with the default of no-totals.