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Alternatives to QUSLFLD and QUSLMBR
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Published: 02 Oct 2014
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Alternatives to QUSLFLD and QUSLMBR Published by: Bob Cozzi on 02 Oct 2014 view comments(3)

IBM has replaced PDM with AMT (I think that's the name) and elminated SEU.

New customers can no longer get PDM on their systems, but they can purchase the roughly $360 AMT (not a bad price at all).

This got me to thinking about building a base WRKxxx system similar to PDM and giving it away.

The first thing I thought about was the legacy APIs, QUSLMBR and QUSLFLD and if there are contemporary forms of these APIs?  Apparently the QDBxxxx API supports member lists, but is so complex in its returned value, that I really don't want to bother.

So the other APIs such as QUSLOBJ have contemporary versions in the QGYOLOBJ and related APIs. They all seem to work great. But I don't see anything for QUSLMBR or QUSLFLD (at least nothing easier than QUSLFLD).

What do you use for member and field list purposes?

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