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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 2, 2024

Create an "Get Current Library Name" API in the spirit of Qp0wGetJobID

The current API named QWCRTVCA works okay, but in those times when you only need the current library (*CURLIB) for something, setting up the parameters and calling QWCRTVCA is far too verbose and complex. Please create a new simplified API to return the Job's *CURLIB name in the spirit of the Qp0wGetJobID API (that returns the qualified job name). That is the only purpose would be to retrieve the current library name. Something like:
int Qp0wGetCurlib( char* pCurLib );

Where pCurLib must be a user-supplied buffer (at least 10 bytes) that contains the name of the current library for the caller's job. If there is no current library, or *CURLIB value is *CRTDFT then QGPL is returned (which is standard behavior). The returned int value is 1 if a current library exists, and 0 (or -1 if that feels better) if no current library exists.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 16, 2024
    The current library can be retrieved using QUSRJOBI and QWTRTVTA APIs as well as the API mentioned, QWCRTVCA. Additionally, RTVJOBA command can be used to retrieve the current library for your own job.

    Since there are already several ways to retrieve this information, the priority of this request is lower than other work we have planned so I am declining at this time.

    IBM Power Systems Development