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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 14, 2016

Capture Object Information

he DSPFD command collects a lot of information about files and allows that information to be displayed, printed or written to a file. The file name can also use wildcards.

However, it appears the group responsible for the DSPOBJ command didn't bother talking to the DSPFD command group because there is no DSPOBJ command. The closest one is the DSPOBJAUT but this command works on only a single object.

Use Case:

I want to find out what authority has been assigned to all objects in a certain library.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 28, 2019

    Sorry for the extra long delay in response. The external response was incorrectly filed as an internal only response two years ago. That response is follows:

    There are no plans to extend DSPOBJAUT to work with all objects in a library. However, you can create a very simple CL program to generate the data you are looking for. Here is a link to an example program: With this example, you can replace the GRTOBJAUT with the DSPOBJAUT command and write the data to an outfile. Also, you wouldn't need the &USER variable that is passed to this CL program. When you use the DSPOBJAUT, make sure you use the *ADD option on the OUTMBR parm. After running the program, you can easily look at the outfile with the RUNQRY *NONE QTEMP/DSPOBJAUT command (or use any DB interface to process the DSPOBJAUT outfile).


  • Guest
    May 1, 2017

    The very popular third party product TAATOOLS has a command that provides this function. The cost of the product is negligible. If you don't want to purchase this product this functionality can also be addressed by a very simple CL program that produces a list of objects (DSPOBJD) then performs a DSPOBJAUT over all of them into an outfile which can then be reviewed. IBM traditionally has maintained that they won't try to provide all elementary functions that can easily be performed by simply programming.

    Recategorized by T Duncan

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 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 - Security
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Oct 17, 2016

    Try the WRKOBJ or DSPOBJD commands.