IBM i Services to Find Jobs Holding IFS File References
Dawn May shares how to use IBM i Services to display usage information for files.
Using the QSYS.IFS_JOB_INFO()service, you can find the IFS object references for a given job. Using the QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_LOCK_INFO(), you can find the job for a given object in the IFS.
As an example, I have a simple text file in my home directory that I had opened to edit via EDTF. When you know the job name, the IFS_JOB_INFO service will return information about object references for that job.
SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.IFS_JOB_INFO(JOB_NAME => '951043/DAWNM/QPADEV0056'));
This command returns many columns of information. The screen capture below shows the path name, the reference count, and the type of reference in use.
About the author
Dawn May is an IBM i consultant. She owns Dawn May Consulting, LLC in the Greater Boston area. Dawn is a former IBM senior technical staff member.
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