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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 27, 2022

Change QMHRCVM, QGYOLMSG and MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO to return the same severity for immediate messages

Today the QMHRCVM API returns 0 (zero) for messages send by the SNDMSG command, whereas DSPMSG, the QGYOLMSG API and the MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO SQL table function return 80. That is confusing, for example when using both APIs.

From the documentation of the QMHRCVM API:

Message severity. The severity of the message received. Possible values are 0 through 99. If the message being received is an immediate message, the message severity is not returned.
(https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.3?topic=ssw_ibm_i_73/apis/Qmhrcvm.htm)

Following the API documentation it seems, that there is a bug in the QGYOLMSG API (and maybe because of that in the MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO SQL table function and DSPMSG).

Please fix that to ensure consistent information.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 1, 2022

    Thank you very much for the additional information regarding the severities assigned by the system and the usage of the APIs. However that does not explain why RCVMSG and QMHRCVM do not return the message severity. I already opened a PMR (TS009151987) for that and I was told that that works as designed and that I could (or should) open a new idea.

  • Guest
    May 31, 2022
    When sending an immediate (impromptu) message, the following severity is assigned by the system:
    80 ??? Information
    99 ??? Inquiry, Sender copy, Reply
    0 ??? all other message types

    When displaying an immediate message, (ie. DSPMSG command, QGYOLMSG API) the message severity is shown/returned.

    When receiving an immediate message (ie. RCVMSG command, QMHRCVM API) the message severity is not returned.

    MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO uses the QGYOLMSG API, therefore it will return the message severity for immediate messages.

    IBM Power Systems Development