Yeah, another problem with the QADB* cross-reference tables is, we civilians are not usually granted authority to them.

The SYSCOLUMNS and SYSCOLUMN2 views are based on QADBIFLD and others.

I did find a column listing for QADBIFLD - it did not seem to include the display length for dates, but no guarantees on seeing the most current.


On 11/27/2019 10:27 AM, D*B 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 and 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 are: 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 a step forward and introducing UDTFs is a step back!!!


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