That just retrieves the job log. I've already checked and the job log is of no help.

Thanks



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If you use this API to retrieve the information from the current job do you see anything?
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzajq/rzajqudfjobloginfo.htm

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For a SQL statement, I can get the SQLSTATE and then use GET DIAGNOSTICS EXCEPTION to get the message text. Is there any extended details that I can retrieve?

This comes up occasionally. The current instance is SQLSTATE 22018 "Character in CAST argument not valid". The obvious question is "CAST exception on what?". Currently I do it like the dark ages of checking Christmas lights, check every bulb until you find the bad one. I'm hoping there's a better way I just haven't learned yet.


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