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How to get dspusrprf <user> to VB

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Hi,

Can anyone help me to get the output of dspusrprf <user>  on as400 green screen to VB program,  I was trying to get this via Client Access Express (CWBX) but unable to get the output.

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Shaminda
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Sure.  Just specity the OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) option and the OUTFILE parameter to redirect output from this command to a database file.  Then query the file in your VB application using SQL (ODBC / ADO / ADO.NET)

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v6r1m0/index.jsp?topic=/cl/dspusrprf.htm

DSPUSRPRF USRPRF(MYPROFILE) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFILE(mylib/myfile)

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See the  cwbsoprf.h, cwbsousr.h and cwbsousg.h interface definitions for the System i Access cwbsoapi.dll in the Programmer's Toolkit. The Programmer's Toolkit is an install option of System i Access. If installed, access it through Start-> Programs-> IBM System i Access for Windows-> Programmer's Toolkit.

When opened, review the C/C++ APIs subtopic of the System i Operations topic.

It might be easier simply to code a program on AS/400 that returns the user profile attributes when you call it from VB.

Tom
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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