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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 21, 2023


It is not possible to create a program that monitors for all messages. Examples of CL programs that want to do this are Unit Testing Frameworks, Event Dispatching frameworks, etc..

Often it is not possible to know what messages return from a command. IBM commands are generally (not always) well documented and tell what messages are returned from a command but many times it is unclear what to monitor for.

Examples of bloated monmsg commands are:

MONMSG MSGID(MCH0000 CPF0000 SQL0000 CEE0000 RNF0000 CAE0000  CPA0000)

It would be great if we could get MONMSG MSGID(*ALL)



Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 17, 2024
    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this Idea.

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  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2023

    Blimey. I think you are right.

  • Guest
    Sep 21, 2023

    Isn't this request equal to use the MONMSG MSGID(CPF9999) ?

    CPF9999 - Monitors for function check messages. If an error message is not monitored, it becomes a CPF9999 (function check).