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IBM System i





IBM i, formerly known as AS/400, is a proprietary, midrange, object-based operating and application system. It includes a relational database, a menu-driven interface, support for multiple users, block-oriented terminal support and printers, and supports security, communications, and web-based application servers including Websphere, Apache and Tomcat.

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I have a disk full condition which caused a V7R1 Power5 to shut down...
Need to know the procedure for IPLing to delete some stuff...

Someone said to IPL from the A side...
Is that true...?
Is that A Normal or A Manual...
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We are FINALLY looking to retire our 'Office Vision' email. I'm looking for a way to dump the email detail for every email we currently have. The intent would be parse this information into a database for historical purposes.  

I've used QRYDST to dump header information, but I need all details.

Can anyone provide direction on this? Is it possible?

Thank You!!!
Using Data Area in COBOL ILE on iSeries.
Error details : CWBLM0031 - failure, a data conversion error was returned by the host server. rc1=2 rc2=21,I am using PC EMULATOR 5250 PERSONAL COMMUNICATION ,I am accessing it via remote ,Now whenever I am logging in to it ,I am having this error.I amnot able to log in.
Please help.
I want to create user who is going to see all the user profile and group profiles but should not having access to changes or delete any thing on AS400 machine.

To achieve this i have created User having following permissions-

User class           - *USER
Special authority - *ALLOBJ
With this user, we can read all user profiles from IBMi machine, but due to *ALLOBJ, this user profile may have access to few other commands -

Perform Read only operations.
Add or Remove User to an Authorization List.
Revoke Object Authority.
Change own password i.e. Self password change.
I want restrict all these command to execute on IBMi machine.

My main requirement is to create a user having very minimum permissions means who can only read data from IBMi machine and do not have capability to change any thing.

If any one is having any idea about this please share.

I have taken on the management of a system that runs on an as400 and was looking to get some training online. Can someone recommend a training course?


I research the official document about commands RCVJRNE and QSNDDTAQ in the IBM knowledge center. But I just find the introduce about the parameter.
The example is just simple and doesn't contain that send data to data queue using RCVJRNE. So please help me.
The follow is the RPG file.
     DDQNAME           S             10A   INZ('DTAQTEST')
     DDQLIB            S             10A   INZ('xxxxxxxxx')
     DDQSNDLEN         S              5  0 INZ(100)
     DDATLEN           S              3  0 INZ(0)
     DDATKEY           S             10A
     DASYREQ           S             10A   INZ('*NO')
     DDATJRN           S             10A   INZ('*YES')
     DDQSNDDATA        S            100A
     DDQLEN            S              5  0
     DDQTYPE           S              1A
     C* Main Logic
     C     *ENTRY        PLIST
     C                   PARM                    DQSNDDATA
     C                   PARM                    DQTYPE
     C                   CALL      'QSNDDTAQ'
     C                   PARM                    DQNAME
     C                   PARM                    DQLIB
     C                   PARM                    DQSNDLEN
     C                   PARM                    DQSNDDATA
     C                   PARM                    DATLEN
     C                   PARM                    DATKEY
     C                   PARM         

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iSeries is successfully sending out emails, but spam filtering rules prevent the receipt of mail issued from the iSeries bearing the same domain name.  The only solution would be to route the outbound mail through the local exchange server.
What settings need to be altered on the iSeries to point the outbound SMTP traffic to the local Exchange Server?
I am trying to login. I am using correct information.

I am trying to configure a Xerox Phaser 6180 MFP to work on an IBM AS400. the configuration is accepted but I keep getting the message "remote device rejected an attempt by the writer to open a connection"
I have it configured as a
Device Type:  3812
Model: 1
Port: 9100
Manufacturer Type and Model:   *HP5SI
Remote Location:
System Driver Program:  *HPPJLDRV

Can anyone advise.

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I am working on a program in the CAPS (claim medical processing system) software.  It allows the user to enter claim information.  In the program claim information is written to files.  Before the claims entry screen is displayed, the program creates a backup of all the information for the patient.  This involves making copies of data in 5 different files in qtemp.  

If the user decides not to continue with the claim and backs out, the program removes all of the information in the 5 files for the patient being processed.  It then copies back the data that had been saved.  The problem with this is that on more than one occasion the claim entry screen ended before the information was copied back.

My manager has selected that we try commitment control.  But from what I have read this may not be the best choice.   Can anyone tell me if I am correct or can this be used?

Thank you
Our ERP system runs on an IBM AS/400 (or whatever IBM is calling it currently), accessed via TN5250. With our previous 400 users could choose to alternatively use JDE WorldVision to connect to the 400. WorldVision scraped the screen and provided a point and click interface for the users. A lot of people chose to use it.

However, with our latest upgrade WorldVision is no longer supported. Does anyone know of a comparable product? We looked at zScope Express, but it frequently made the wrong things into clickable buttons.

I have received a .SAVF file (as400 / iSeries) and I have no knowledge of how the .SAVF and the packages inside it work.

I have come across a programme called jSAVF.jar which can open the .SAVF file but there are lots of packages inside it which has UTLILECLP or UTLILESQL or UTLSRCDBF and I can extract the individual files from those packages i.e. UTLSRCDBF.<name>.txt has some code.

I need to convert that into standard pl/sql code if possible - I can see some sql code but there are other parameters and parsing happening which I am not sure what it does etc.

Does anyone know how I would be able to output all users in an Authorization List to an IFS file - programmatically?

Any help is much appreciated.
Hi All,

I want to know what my pool memory contains of and did DMPMEMINF.
I do that to know what can be improve in my program/file.
And here is the result (top nine) :
7,492     5               ACTVTN PROC REF TBL
6,351     5               HSD
3,052     5               IWA
3,042     5               TERASPACE ADDRESS
2,199     5               SEIZE LOCK RANGE
1,103     5               QJOBMSGQ
803        5               WMHQ Data Queue Cache Temp Spc QTEMP
732        5               BPCA SPACE CREATED BY QDBOPEN
310        5               MAHANDLEMAPPER SEG

What is the meaning of that values in OBJNAME? I tried to google it but found nothing.

Thanks and Regards.
My issue is two fold, why can I PING an IP of a device that isn't on the network and I can't print.

I have a Datamax label printer that I just created a device description for and assigned it a new IP address, this printer is plugged into a switch, the switch is plugged into a firewall that goes through to another firewall before it gets to the IBM i.  We have two partitions, PROD and TEST.  I copied the device description and out queue from TEST to PROD to ensure they were identical on both sides.  

This printer works perfectly in TEST.  When plugged into the network I am able to print to it, I can PING its IP, TELNET to it and the trace route returns the three expected entries.  When I vary off the device and unplug it from the network I cannot PING it from the IBM i nor the network, I cannot TELNET to it and the trace route only returns the two expected entries.  All as it should be.  

However, in PROD I am unable to print to the device.  When I release a spool file it goes right to RDY status and the writer gets error CPD337F Error CPD337F.  I have verified that the port and IP are correct, I have verified that the remote device is not busy, I have verified that the printer is on line.  I can PING its IP from both the IBM i and the network but I cannot TELNET to it and the trace route returns only two of the three expected entries.  When I vary off the device and unplug it from the network I can still PING it from the IBM i but not from the network, I …
Hi all,

I would like to know if exists the possibility to make as a search in the screen of AS400 (all the screen, included AvPag (+)) and locate the cursor in the word searched.

I know that in HALC exist the option of SearchText and also the option of create a msgbox, and I would like to know if with that two options it possible create a tool/macro script for imitate the searcher of Excel (Ctrl+F)

Also, I would like to know the code for create a macro that find massively a lot of data and make an action with them, for example just copy.

Thank you in advance and kindest regards.
The users at our warehouse are telling me that when they print a "pick ticket" they get duplicates of some but not others. in the dspmsq qsysopr I can see the duplicate job number

 Writer 541275/QSPLJOB/SHIP2F started.          
 Writer 541275/QSPLJOB/SHIP2F ended normally.    

 Message ID . . . . . . :   CPF3382       Severity . . . . . . . :   00        
 Date sent  . . . . . . :   08/09/17      Time sent  . . . . . . :   05:32:28  
 Message type . . . . . :   Information                                        
 From . . . . . . . . . :   QSPLJOB       CCSID  . . . . . . . . :   65535      
 From job . . . . . . . . . . . :   SHIP2F                                      
   User . . . . . . . . . . . . :     QSPLJOB                                  
   Number . . . . . . . . . . . :     541275                                    
 From program . . . . . . . . . :   QSPWTRM1                                    
 To message queue . . . . . . . :   QSYSOPR                                    
   Library  . . . . . . . . . . :     QSYS                                      
Hi all,

I created a macro script for AS400, basically with the comand "autECLSession.autECLPS.SendKeys "word" / "right" / etc...

This macro script runs at perfection but the error comes when there is a variance in the screen, because sometimes depending of the value introduced, it jumps a box with information (that I have to introduce Y/N (yes/no)), or just, sometimes, the values introduced are incorrected (because exceed the limit of characters available for a string), and the macro starts to fall and collapse the console.

My question is the following: there is any method that when occur an error in the macro, and appears the X in the status bar, the macro stops at that point?)

Kindest regards.
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Looking for a solution to convert mass output on a IBM Mainframe z/OS - 300 Mio. Documents / Year, average 2 pages per document to PDF.
Most importantly with minimal increasing the resulting PDF output compared to AFP
A am aware that the amount of size increase depends on the AFP input. But is there a rule of thumb about the size ratio between AFP and PDF.
And what is the best solution to generate best quality PDF/A with minimal size.

Many thanks
I have a CL program that adds a library (WHMSDTA) to the user library list. The command is ADDLIBLE LIB(WHMSDTA)
at the end of the job the library is removed from the user library list.

However if the job ends abnormally, and the user restarts the job, the library WHMSDTA is still on the library list and the user must sign off the log in again in order to rerun the program.

how can I check if the library WHMSDTA already exists on the user library list so that I can condition execution of the ADDLIBLE command?
What do you find is the best solution to mask data for both SQL server and iseries DB2?
Team,  I need to convert End of line Hex Character in a IFS file from  x0A to x0D0A . Please help me

Thank you In advance.
How can i save restore  an  stored procedure  type external from system V6R1 to another with V7R1 .
this object is looked from iseries navigator >database>schema>procedure.
Have a pc attempting to log on to a AS400 but gets no response after entering userid & password.  Makes connection to AS400 and gets log on screen with no problem.  I even entered a wrong password to see if I received an error message but I did not.  Any suggestions?

IBM System i





IBM i, formerly known as AS/400, is a proprietary, midrange, object-based operating and application system. It includes a relational database, a menu-driven interface, support for multiple users, block-oriented terminal support and printers, and supports security, communications, and web-based application servers including Websphere, Apache and Tomcat.

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