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AS400 Interview Questions - Part 9

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AS400 Interview Questions - Part 9

Q1: How do we retrieve system date in CL?


  • Use CL command RTVSYSVAL SYSVAL(QDATE). Return variable will be required.

Q2: What is the command to convert date format in CL?


  • Use CL command CVTDAT.

Q3: What is the command used for retrieving user profile attributes?



Q4: What is a Message queue?


  • Send/receive messages.
  • Stores messages in the storage pool and then sent them to the user, to the system or to workstations.

Q5: What are the different types of Message queues?


  • workstation MSGQ.
  • User profile MSGQ.
  • Job MSGQ.
  • System Operator MSGQ.
  • History Log MSGQ.

Q6: What is the Monitor group in RPG?


  • Used for Error handling in RPG. 

Q7: What is the difference between *LIKE and *NAMVAR?


  • *LIKE is used to define variables in RPG.
  • *NAMVAR is used to define data areas in RPG.

Q8: MSGID to catch all generic messages in CL?


  • CPF0000

Q9: What is the Output queue (*OUTQ)?


  • List of output/printer files waiting to print.

Q10: What is a Job queue (*JOBQ)?


  • List of Jobs waiting their turn to be processed.

Q11: How can a programmer exit out of the CL program?



Q12: How do we get to know the CHKOBJ command is failed?


  • CPF9801

Q13: Can we reposition file pointers in CL after reaching EOF? Explain how it works.


  • Yes, using the CLOSE command in CL.

Q14: Do the SETLL and SETGT retrieves the record?


  • No, position on or after the record.

Q15: How can we handle the error in RPG?


  • Monitor group
  • PSDS (program status data structure)
  • *PSSR subroutine
  • Opcode extender E.
  • INFDS for files.
  • %ERROR opcode.

Q16: In F specs, when you define a flat-file in your program, which format do you specify?


  • F - Fixed length

Q17: What is the opcode which we will be using to find the previous matching record?



Q18: How do READP works?


  • Read a file in Reverse order.

Q19: What is the opcode to find the matching record?



Q20: What is the opcode that is used to find a change record?


  • READC.

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