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Re: WRKDSKSTS with decimal points vs commas


A quick test on V5R3 shows that the job-level Decimal Format (DECFMT) specification is reflected in the output of the Work with Disk Status (WRKDSKSTS) feature; on the next invocation since the Change Job (CHGJOB) request, irrespective of the WRKDSKSTS parameter keyword specifications [though I could not confirm the difference between 'J' and 'I' for spooled output because the values were never small enough when using OUTPUT(*PRINT)]. Thus it seems, the decimal-point\decimal-separator used for that display is independent of the primary or secondary language being utilized; except how that might play a role in the setup of the establishment of the job settings for a User Profile, but easily overridden nonetheless.

However a system-API should not be dependent on the _displayed_ output from the WRKSYSSTS, so the intended test is doubtful to prove successful... for the alluded possible origin.

Regards, Chuck

On 01-Feb-2014 07:47 -0800, Jack Kingsley wrote:
I was thinking about what Roberto wrote, I also was looking at
chgjob, there is a DECFMT keyword, not sure if that would make a
difference or not. You might be write with the QDECFMT as well, when
you changed it, did you sign off.back on??

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:

I've seen a workaround to this installing 2924 (english) as a
secondary language and setting it as default for those programs.
Don't ask me how that works, I've seen it implemented only.

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM, David wrote:

I am working with a 3rd party product that uses an API to
retrieve disk status info. The product has worked on other
systems in the past.

I am trying to use it on a system in South America and I think
the application is confused because the percentages are presented
with commas where it expects decimal points.

For example, WRKDSKSTS shows:

Tamano % I/O Request Read Write Read Write %
Unid Tipo (M) Util Rqs Size (K) Rqs Rqs (K) (K) Busy
1 6717 7516 80,9 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 0
2 6717 7516 80,9 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 0
3 6717 7516 80,9 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 0
4 6717 7516 80,9 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 0
5 6717 7516 80,9 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 0

I want to prove that this is the issue by changing the "option"
from comma to decimal point.

I hoped that the system value QDECFMT was dictating the value
but changing it from 1 to 3 and back doesn't affect the
presentation of WRKDSKSTS.

Does anyone know what is telling the OS to show the commas rather
than decimal points.

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