Outq Management

5 pts.
Tags:
OUTQ
OUTQ management
WRKOUTQ
I have a system with more that 100 outqs on it. When a user types "wrkoutq" they get a list of all the outqs. Is there a way to not only restrict what outqs are accessible by what users, but control what outqs are visible by user groups. most users only need to see their 2 or 3 outq they use. Even if it's not an OS400 security config, maybe a third party utility. I want to be able to control this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Unfortunately WRKOUTQ doesn’t appear to check authorities concerning the *OUTQ prior to displaying the list. Authority checking does come into play if the user tries to work/display/etc an *OUTQ, but you want to stop the *OUTQs from showing up initially.

I don’t keep track of 3rd party offerings very well and so I can’t help you there, hopefully someone else will be able to. If you don’t find one that meets your need I could certainly provide one though for a reasonable cost :-)

If you would like to build your own solution, the <a href=”http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/apis/quslobj.htm”>List Objects</a> API could be used to get a listing of all *OUTQs on the system. From there you could subset the list based on a file, keyed by the current user name, containing the list of *OUTQs to not show. Alternatively you could have a file of what the user is supposed to see and have your program read and display those entries. In either case your program could then call the appropriate CL command or API to implement the various functions of WRKOUTQ.

Bruce Vining
<a href=”http://www.brucevining.com/”>http://www.brucevining.com/</a>
Providing integrated solutions for the System i user community

Another suggestion is to create the output queues in different libraries and then using library lists perfrom the wrkoutq *libl/*all for that user. This is a non programmable way around this but it will mean a lot of management in setting up specific library list groups for each group of user

Bruce B. lovemyi

Discuss This Question:  

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following