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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 10, 2023

Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.

Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. 

Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or object attributes (such as PRTF). However, since *FILE is specified, you get a list of 100,000,000 database files along with the 30 PRTF's you actualy want. So you have to filter them out. Building that list can take "centuries". 

Please add the ability to filter the resultSet, obviously for better performance, using the Object Attribute.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2023

    Maria del Carmen Ruvalcaba Cevallos, please demonstrate how to use SQL to do what you're describing when using the QGYOLOBJ API in C or C++? This is a request to improve the selection capabilities of an API, not change the options on the OBJECT_STATISTICS SQL Table function. Its likes saying the plus sign (+) in RPG IV would be "nice to have" because we already have *CAT in CL.

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    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Dec 19, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.

    This is a nice to have feature that will enhance the selection criteria. But we feel is a low priority, because there work arounds like SQL.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your Idea.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba- CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2023
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

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