As an alternative to DSPOBJD you could use a combination of the following APIs to build an array, user index or keyed table.
Create User Space (QUSCRTUS) API
Delete User Space (QUSDLTUS) API
List Objects (QUSLOBJ) API
Convert Date and Time Format (QWCCVTDT) API if you want to convert date and time in format OBJL0400
Retrieve Pointer to User Space (QUSPTRUS) API or Retrieve User Space (QUSRTVUS) API to obtain the list contents
If you only want the QHSTxxxxxx names and descriptions, QUSLOBJ format OBJL0200 will give you that information pretty quickly. Interpreting the text will give you the PF's creation date and time.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James H. H. Lampert
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:13 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Quick question about QHSTxxxxxx PFs
Filter-funneling the first two records of all history log entries pertaining to specified jobnames into a receiver file, programmatically, in chronological order, with a CL program calling an RPG Cycle program.
If I do this,
DSPOBJD OBJ(QSYS/QHST*) OBJTYPE(*FILE) +to get my list of the extant history log PFs on the system, are the records in HISTLIST then guaranteed to reflect a chronological sequence of QHSTxxxxxx files?
Or do I need to use a keyed receiver file in order to force chronological sequence?
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