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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 30, 2024

Include non externally described files info in the SYSPARTITIONSTAT sql view

I'm using the qsy2.syspartitionstat function to analyze physical files info, like sizing, number of members, info change dates, and others. I find it really easy to use and has a great functionality. But I was surprised that it doesn't consider the non externally described files.

For example, I have a physical file created to contain a copy of certain user joblogs, each one in a separate member. Of course I created this file with a fixed record length of 133. And make a copy of each joblog to a different file member, with the CPYSPLF command. At some point I wanted to know if I had joblogs from a specific date, and used qsys2.syspartitionstat to find this info. But it didn't throw any results. After digging a little bit more, I found the function will show the info for all physical files in the system, unless it wasn't an externally described file.

So, for some situations where I need a complete analysis of physical files, I have to use DSPFFD with option *MBRLIST, instead of this new function. Worse of all, there is many people that didn’t realize this special situation, that doesn’t consider all physical files.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2024
    This enhancement was delivered in June 2024 with IBM i 7.5 PTF Group level 7 and IBM i 7.4 PTF Group level 28.

    A new QSYS2.SYSMEMBERSTAT view has been added. It is like the SYSPARTITIONSTAT view except it includes rows for program described files.

    You can read about it on the fact page here:
    And in IBM Documentation here:

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Admin
    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Mar 26, 2024

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM not implement this request.

    The resources necessary to make this information available would require a strategic change to the operating system is not probable.

    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
    Mar 2, 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.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development