On 29-Jun-2011 12:10 , Jon Sinner wrote:
Does anybody know how to change the default for the AUTHORITY on the
EXIT THIS QUERY screen.

<<SNIP>>

I want to be able to change the Authority so it defaults to *ALL


IIRC the default for "Authority . . . . . ________" on the "Exit this Query" display is always *LIBCRTAUT [since that feature was first made available; previously the default was *CHANGE] for Option 1=Create from WRKQRY; that the default is hard-coded in the program QQUDS which processes the responses from that panel. For Option 2=Change from WRKQRY, I recall the default will reflect the AUT() value of the *QRYDFN object that was selected for Change; in that case, only the owner of the object is allowed to change the authority setting.

While I do not recall there being any "Data Area" implementation for the Authority setting, there might be a *DTAARA implementation which enables restricting the "Library . . . _________" to a specific name; I suspect that is possible, only because that was an often-requested feature since the Query/400 feature was effectively sunset. The second KB doc link below does not allude to any such capability enhancements provided by any data area(s).

The QQUSAVOPTS was originally created with 80-byte *CHAR to allow for such an [save-related] extension. The KB doc for that specific data area name for the implementation of a particular "save query" option has no mention of an enhancement beyond its original function; neither for authority nor for a specific library name. No harm in submitting a DCR to request an enhancement for that data area; though I would not expect anything.
http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/ce197905697c4c6086256a4f007978f7/3fb63c573d3f1af58625668a004d33f1?OpenDocument

http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.nsf/1ac66549a21402188625680b0002037e/726aa5f42c7f6342862565c2007cf1ef?OpenDocument

Regards, Chuck

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