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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2016

User defined fixed journal entry data

While user, job, and program are helpful in auditing of journal entries, they have limited use on server jobs where multiple clients and sessions connect and change data from a pool of jobs (http server for example).

Enhance the fixed length options for journal entries to allow for user specified data. This user specified data could be a fixed size and limited to a maximum size (64 characters is realistic). The data would be supplied by by the job that is writing the journal through a defined method such as an environment variable, data area, or db2 global variable or setting.

Use Case:

The user defined journal data could be used to identify journal entries that were related to a specific client or session, regardless of job. in the job to a client or session id. This is especially useful for jobs where multiple clients or sessions share the same job (http server for example).
The server job would first authenticate and authorize the client/session, then set the user defined data before processing the transaction. Any journal entries written would contain the same user defined data.

This user data could then be used to extract all of the activity for the session.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 8, 2020

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    For IBM i 7.3 and later, consider adding one or more of the Client special register generated columns to your tables to record information about the source of the change. These special registers can be set by your application to contain whatever information you would like to have recorded in the journal when a row of a table is modified.

  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2017

    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
    Component - DB2 for i
    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
    Component - Availability, Recovery
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #93054 in product IBM i.