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SQL iQuery Documentation - UDF and UDTF
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Published: 14 Jun 2019
Revised: 20 Jun 2019 - 1630 days ago
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  1. SQL iQuery - RUNiQRY CL Command
  2. CSV() - Read and Parse Comma Separated Values File
  3. CSV_VAL() Extract CSV Column Value
  4. CSV_XXXX() Extract CSV Column Value as xxxx
  5. CSV_COUNT - Retrieve Field Count
  6. ObjExist - Check Object Exits
  7. DTAARA - Data Area
  8. encode_URL Encode URL for the Web
  9. encode_TAG Encode HTML TAG Content
  10. FLDLIST - List the Fields of a Table
  11. FROMHEX - Fold 2-hex Chars into 1 Char
  13. MD5_HASH - UDF - Return MD5 Hash
  14. ifsStat - Get IFS File Attributes
  15. ifsExists - Check if IFS File Exists
  16. ifsFile - Query Contents of IFS Text File
  17. ifsDIR - List IFS Directory Entires
  18. DEPFILE - List Dependent Database Relations
  19. JOB - Get Job Name Component
  20. Job_ATTR - Job Attributes
  21. JOB_DATE Retrieve the Job Date
  22. JOBLOG - Write Message to Joblog
  23. Library List UDF and Procedures
  24. MBRLIST - Member List
  25. MCHINFO Machine Type and Model Number and OS version
  26. OSVER and OSVRM Get IBM i Version/Release
  27. PrintPDF - Print a PDF to a PDF Compatible Printer
  28. CPYTOPDF - Copy SPOOLED File to PDF file
  29. OBJ_LIST List Object in a Library
  30. LIB_LIST List Descriptions of Libraries on the Library List
  31. OBJ_EXPORTS List Exported Items from an Object
  32. OBJ_STRUCT Retrieve Objects Components
  33. RTVCMDD Retrieve Command Definition
  34. RTVJOBA - Retrieve Job Attributes
  35. RTVJOBD - Retrieve Job Description
  36. RTVLASTSPLF - Retrieve ID of Last SPOOLED File for this Job
  37. RTVxxx - Retrieve Various Objects Description Table Functions
  38. WATCHLIST - List Current Watches
  39. Polymorphic Qualified Name Syntax

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iQuery.getSysName and other GETxxx UTF Published by: Bob Cozzi on 14 Jun 2019 view comments

Retrieve System Information UDF

The various iQuery.GETxxx() UDF return system information as a varchar or integer value.

UDF Return Type Description
GETCPUCOUNT integer Returns the number of CPU CORES installed on the system.
GETCURLIB varchar(10) Returns the current library from the library list.
GETSRLNBR varchar(10) Returns the System Serial Number. Similar to RTVSYSVAL SYSVAL(QSRLNBR)
GETSYSNAME varchar(10) Returns the System Name. Similar to RTVNETA SYSNAME(&SYSNAME)
GETENV varchar(32739) Returns the value of an Environment Variable

With the exception of GETENV(), these UDFs have no input parameter.

GETENV() Parameters

Parameter Type Description
Environment Variable Name varchar(256) The name of the environment variable whose value is to be returned.

The GETENV() UTF runs the getenv() API to return the environment value. This API is case-sensitive, therefore the iQuery GETENV() UDF input value is also case sensitive. getenv('java_Home') is not the same as getenv('JAVA_HOME').

The following examples assume the host variables are already declared unless SQL iQuery Script is being used, in which case host variables are auto-created.


values iQuery.getCPUcount() INTO :cores;
values iQuery.getCurLib() INTO :myCURLIB;
values iQuery.getSRLNBR() INTO :SRLNBR;
values iQuery.getSysName() INTO :SysName;
values iQuery.getEnv('JAVA_HOME') INTO :classPath;



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