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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 17, 2019

Add new PSDS sub fields to V7.2

A V7.3 PTF was released that:
Add two new subfields to the Program Status Data Structure:
- Internal job ID (positions 380-395)
- System name (positions 396 - 403)
(APAR SE70375 )

Use Case:

we maintain both V7.3 and V7.2 systems.
programs are developed at V7.3 and without this enhancement in V7.2 our programs are not "compatible"

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 6, 2019

    7.2 support is provided by PTF SI69697.

  • Guest
    May 2, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i - Private Requests
    Component - Languages - RPG
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i - Private Requests
    Component - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Apr 18, 2019

    It is normal that an RPG enhancement is not available for every target release. However, in the case of the enhancements to the PSDS, which only affect the RPG runtime, there is an issue with programs compiled on 7.3 with TGTRLS(V7R2M0). Those programs will run as expected when run on a 7.3 system, but would not run as expected when run on a 7.2 system without a 7.2 PTF. Therefore, IBM agrees with this request to also provide support for 7.2. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

    Note: Since 7.1 is out of service, no PTF will be provided for 7.1. When the 7.2 PTF is available, a program compiled for TGTRLS(V7R1M0) will run as expected on a 7.2 or 7.3 system, but it will not run as expected on a 7.1 system.