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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 8, 2021
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-2535 Enhance QGYOLSPL or QUSRSPLA to Find Last SPOOLED File.

Add a LAST SPOOLED File Created by Job or related Jobs to Job Structure Merged

Add a Job structure that contains a reference to the Last SPOOLED file created by:
The Job
QPRTJOB server jobs created by the job
Threads spawned by the job
SQL Server Jobs used by the job

The provide an API to access that information until the said Job ends.


Use Case:

Unlike 30 years ago, today the there Service Jobs, Server Jobs and Threads. Which were seemingly implemented without consideration for the primary Job itself--that is there is no way to communicate between those entities (primary job and server jobs), there's no shared QTEMP for example.
However the need to know that function or command X created a SPOOLED file and where that SPOOLED file is located (its identity) is a core value to Job/Work Management features of IBM i.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
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    Nov 30, 2021

    Your request is a duplicate of RFE 46344. It was chosen because it has a better description of the solution needed and less specifics on how we should implement it. Please use that RFE to cast a vote or add a comment.

  • Guest
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    Jul 29, 2021

    Thanks Rudi, I have read those entries before.
    The only real way to insure you have the "last" SPLF is to use something like QUSLSPL or the QGYOLSP APIs and get the last one for the user or job. The standard API works with "this" job only so it doesn't see the others. IBM has also hinted they aren't going to do anything about this.

  • Guest
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    Jul 12, 2021

    Hello Bob,

    Maybe this is not what you exactly what you are asking for, but in a way I think it does help:

    -- Retrieving Spooled Files Generated in a Host Server Job
    -- ==> https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/retrieving-spooled-files-generated-host-server-job

    -- Finding and Working with Spooled Files Generated under a QPRTJOB Job
    -- ==> https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/finding-and-working-spooled-files-generated-under-qprtjob-job

    Greetings Rudi