Sorry, I'm on RDi v9.5.1, running with iSphere 2.9.1 on an IBM i with v7r1.
I'm using Windows 10 but not the anniversary edition (our corporate virus
checker is preventing the update.)

On 27 September 2016 at 13:45, Paul Bailey <PabloMotte+Midrange@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Thanks Thomas. I know about the double-click and that isn't working either.

Here are some specific details.

I find my (max length 1024) data queue in RSE, and right-click and select
iSphere Data Queue Monitor. The View appears and shows me 5 of 14 records.
I change the number of messages to 50 to show the hidden messages, but this
makes no difference to the problem.

The first and second entries are exactly 1024 characters long, with 4
characters at the start and 1020 spaces after. The data queue monitor view
tells me it is 1024 characters long. I double-click either and the view
shows the full text and 1024 hex digits (it tells me it is showing 2048 hex
digits, but that is 1024 bytes/characters).

The third entry is more complex. The view tells me that the entry is 752
characters long. Double-clicking that entry shows 128 hex digits, and 64
characters:
"*PDFWTR 0101NC_EMAIL HOWARDP 597277CLMFRM" + 4 spaces (i.e. hex(40))
+ hex(000000000001) + 8 spaces

There should be another 242 spaces followed by more text (a path name)
then lots more spaces and finally a user name.

When I right-click a message and "copy as text" I get only 50 characters
and nothing more. If I right-click and "copy as hex" I get 1024 characters
(with the last 260+ being spaces).

I'm not sure how to best present this to you so that you can see the
problem. Any ideas?


-Paul.


On 27 September 2016 at 08:26, Thomas Raddatz <thomas.raddatz@xxxxxx>
wrote:

I forgot to mention that you can also double click a message to open the
"Data Queue Entry" viewer to display the whole message text. From the
viewer you can use the "Previous" and "Next" buttons to move forth and back
through the messages.

Thomas.


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An: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client
for System i & iSeries
Betreff: Re: [WDSCI-L] iSphere data queue monitor

Hi Paul,

So far I could not exactly reproduce the bug. I used RDP 8.0 and RDi
9.5.0.3 and Windows 7 to debug the problem. For me the text is truncated
after the 259th character. That seems to be a known Windows limitation:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=259013
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257815

Please open a monitor for your data queue. Then right-click a truncated
message and select "Copy message as text" or "Copy message as hex". This
way you should get the complete message data. Please let me know if that is
true for you.

What RDi and what operating system do you use to run your IDE?

Thomas.

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Gesendet: Montag, 26. September 2016 17:48
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Hi Paul,

It should be not a big deal to implement option a).

Your bug is under investigation. I will keep you updated regarding to
option a) and the bug.

Regards,

Thomas.

Am 23.09.2016 um 11:15 schrieb Paul Bailey:
Hi Thomas,

For (a) I'd point out that hexadecimal values are reasonably familiar
to a fair number of programmers on this list and so entering packed
decimals aren't totally strange, but maybe just a simple editor that
takes either Hex or Char and the data formatting is up to the user?

I thought (b) might be too much. As you are passively reading the data
queue with the QMHRDQM API, you are not affecting the data that could
be processed by another program at any time and it would be a shame to
risk data damage by trying to be too clever.

After several weeks of playing with the data queue monitor, I have
only just found a bug! There is an option to display any data queue
entry (as both hex and char) but it *only* ever displays the first 100
characters
(bytes?) of the entry. There is an option to change how much of the
data is displayed, but this appears to have no effect on the display
of data queues longer than 100 chars. (I was using one of 1024 chars
in length.)

Thanks for your continuing hard work!


-Paul.


On 20/09/2016 12:44, Thomas Raddatz wrote:

Hi Paul,

The data queue monitor uses the QMHRDQM API to read the messages of a
given data queue. Since the QMHRDQM API does not remove messages from
the queue, reposting of messages is not required.

Honestly I already thought about posting and deleting messages. Here
are my concerns about that:

a) I think that we can safely assume that people usually use data
structures to build the message data. So what shall we do when the
message data is composed of binary or packed values?

b) Removing messages from a data queue is not easy. As you already
pointed out, iSphere had to receive and repost the messages, ignoring
the messages to be removed. Can you think of a save way to do that?
Actually the plug-in cannot do that, because of network problem that
may happen all the time. Most likely iSphere had to use commands to
dump the queue to a physical file and to repost the messages from the
file. Both commands had to be called from a CL program on the IBM i
server. Just reading and reposting the messages one by one is not save
enough because of possible network problems. Another option could be
to create an empty "staging" queue (save/restore and QCLRDTAQ,
problem: produce temporary name), then populate that queue with the
remaining messages and eventually rename that queue to the original
name. Another problem is that the messages that are removed could only
be identified by their index number, when the whole thing runs on the
IBM I server. Last but not least there had to be an exclusive lock on
the queue from the point when the user selects the messages to the end
of the job.

Everybody: What are your ideas for solving the problem?

Regards,

Thomas.

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<wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>] Im Auftrag von Paul Bailey
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. September 2016 12:32
An: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client
for System i & iSeries
Betreff: [WDSCI-L] iSphere data queue monitor

Hi Thomas/Frank,

I've been playing with the data queue monitor recently and I like it.
I have a question, and a possible enhancement request.

Is the monitor displaying the data in the data queue passively, or is
it reading and reposting the data queue items?

Can we have a feature to enable posting and deleting items from a data
queue? The posting part should be fine, using the QSNDDTAQ api, but
removing an item might require removing all and reposting the ones
still required.

What do you think?


-Paul.
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