Dieter -- Unfortunately QADBIFLD and QADBXSFLD do not contain all of the
information found with DSPFFD/QUSLFLD. For instance the buffer length of
10 for a date field in *ISO format.

Jon -- If you do a DSPFD of SYSCOLUMNS and SYSCOLUMNS2 you'll find these
QADB* tables are used in the view definition.

PS -- In my earlier post I'm not sure where the "...I'm kind of up in the
area on...". That was supposed to be ..up in the air...

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM D*B <dieter.bender@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not familiar with qdbifld, and/or qadbxsfld - where do they fit?

... q[a]dbifld and qadbxsfld are part of the repository views in sysibm
qsys2. Out of my head they should contain all info of DSPFFD and co. (they
are base of the commands and APIs, I suppose). The problems with these
it's not guaranteed that the layout won't change with new releases and
access is restricted to privileged users. The apis and the "nice" and
"modern" UDTFs don't have the built in wizards and help information the
command interfaces of AS/400 have. From APIs to commands with outfiles was
step forward and introducing UDTFs is a step back!!!


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