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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 15, 2021

Object Last Date Used updated during library copy

The Last Date Used field should not be updated on all of the objects when we are making a backup copy of a library.
Why does IBM feel the need to update this date during the copy. The objects are not technically being used. We are only making a copy of the library.
We are requesting this date remain as is during the copy.
Also would like to leave the date as is if the file is accessed by interactive SQL.

Use Case:

When we do system cleanup or try to track down when the objects were last used it becomes a useless project because all the dates are changed because of the library copy.
As far as the SQL goes, I can't tell if a file is actually being used by pgms so I look inside it with ACS SQL Scripts. The system updates the Last Used Date on the file and now it looks as if the system has used the file.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    Thank you for submitting this request. The Create Duplicate Object (CRTDUPOBJ) and Copy Library (CPYLIB) commands update the last-used date
    for each "from object" that is used to create a new (duplicate) object. The "from object" is used when setting the public and private authorities for the duplicate object.
    Because the CRTDUPOBJ and CPYLIB commands have worked this way for many releases, any change in behavior would be an incompatible change.

    The following section in the documentation identifies the commands and operations that update the last used date:

  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    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 - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None