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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 28, 2023

OBJECT_LOCK_INFO() table function which accepts library name, object name, and object type - returns list of locks on that object

This is very similar to the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO view, but it can target a specific object similar to WRKOBJLCK command.  It should be able to return the locks for the object much more quickly than using the view.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2023
    There is a QSYS2.OBJECT_LOCK_INFO table function available today.

    For most IBM i Services views, there is a table function that gathers the data. Most of these table functions are not documented, but are available for IBM i users to use.

    To learn more about these table functions, with an example of using the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO table function, read this gist:
  • Guest
    Mar 3, 2023

    Are you suggesting that the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO table function does not return faster than the VIEW when an object is specified? I tested it on my system against my own SQL Tools OBJLOCK_LIST Table function and they perform nearly identical 162ms for OBJECT_LOCK_INFO vs 103ms for OBJLOCK_LIST in SQL Tools. That only caveat is that OBJECT_LOCK_INFO does grab all member locks when a file is specified, so that could be what you're seeing when using it. If you have SQLTools, try the OBJLOCK_LIST function and see if it returns any faster, but it may be something weird on your system causing it not to perform as expected.

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