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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 5, 2022

Provide access to "extraction program" used by DSPLOG and QMHOLHST API for Developer use

The QMHOLHST API is fine for simple selection and use but it not only omits a few pieces of the QHST log (such as from program and stmt nbr) it also severely limits the number of jobs that may be used to restrict the results. (currently 5) and the number of message ID to a less restrictive but still restrictive 200. Scenario: I enumerate the list of qualified "Last Submitted Job" IDs from the Job Scheduler and then try to list the messages related to those jobs, including the start/end job messages. So I go after them in QHST. The QMHOLHST works fine when there are only 5 or fewer jobs, but once we get 6 or more, it requires the use of an INNER JOIN to the job scheduler table. The issue there is without limiting the messages being returned by QMHOLHST or the IBM-supplied HISTORY_LOG table function to only our Job Schduler Jobs, those interfaces have to go "back in time" and build the list of all messages in QHST (unless we limit the time frame which may not be known or desired) and then throw away what we don't want via a JOIN or WHERE clause. If the interface that extracts the the QHST LOG content and puts it into a usable format were published, we could call it ourselves and have better response time.
Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jul 28, 2022
    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time,so it is being closed.

    IBM Power Systems Development