• Subject: Re: whoami
  • From: ywexler@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 08:34:05 +0300

Scott, Shadrach wrote:
> I have 2 questions.
> a) I need an RPG program I have written to be able to tell who is using
> it. In other words I need to retrieve the program callers userid. Is
> there an API I can use to do this? or a CL command? or ?
> b) The second question stems from the first. I say I have written an RPG
> program, I have actually started on my second this morning. I am
> teaching my self RPG through the help of Judy Yaeger's book Programming
> in RPG/400 second edition. It has been a good book to start but I am
> ready for and RPG advanced features book or resource of some kind. I am
> curious what book(s) are the essential RPG programmers reference books.
> Do you just use the IBM RPG books that come on the softcopy CD-ROM or is
> there a second party book that if you are going to be an RPG programmer
> you gotta have.
> As usual thanks for sharing your wisdom. It is greatly appreciated.
> Shadrach Scott
> sscott@hiu.edu

1. You can use the CL command: RTVJOBA. This cmd retrieves job
attributes like the name of the job and the user-id etc.
Your pgm run in the same job as the caller pgm.
To use this cmd within HLL pgm you must create a CL pgm.

2. The books in softcopy CD-ROM are OK for your purpose.

J. Wechsler
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