There is a manual for C/C++ that documents the MI functions that have been surfaced - for 7.4 it is at - that manual has examples, yes, in C, but they are convertable. The functions you want are ENQ to write to the queue, DEQ to read from the queue. There is an API to create queues, as well, for which there is an example, also.

I think you can just use these functions in RPGLE - you don't need to specify a binding directory or the like - I might be wrong on that, so check it - I know we no longer need to do that with C/C++ library functions.

A challenge? Sure! A little! Barbara Morris has a document to help converting C prototypes to RPGLE, that'll be a great starting point for first-timers.

Good luck!

On 1/14/2022 2:20 PM, Bryan Dietz wrote:
Carsten also has some examples.


Rich Loeber wrote on 1/14/2022 12:26 PM:

That would be very helpful.  I would love to see that code.



On 1/14/2022 1:21 PM, Alan Campin wrote:

I have a service program that wraps functions for the user queue object
written in RPG.

Actually writing to User Queues is a lot simpler in RPG than in C. They are
tough in C although there are a lot of examples out there using them in C.

Let me know if you are interested.

On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 10:06 AM Rich Loeber <rich@xxxxxxxxx><mailto:rich@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

According to IBM documentation, a USRQ will have better performance than a
DTAQ.  I have an application that is experiencing performance issues on
some customer systems and we now think that this is tied to a lot of data
going through a data queue.  Unfortunately, IBM documentation on how to
work with user queues is nearly nonexistent.  The only think I can find is
an example written in C which is of little use to us.  I see where you have
to use MI to read and write to a user queue and that doesn't scare us all
that much, but it would be good to know that diving into this project was
going to produce tangible results.

Does anyone have any experience with user queues and have you done it in a
language other than C?  We need to be able to write to one and, in a
separate process, read from it all in FIFO sequence.

Rich Loeber
Kisco Systems

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