If your intent is to change objects owned by one particular user to another, you could use the WRKOBJOWN command to get a list of objects for a user. You could then change them all using Option 9...
Work with Objects by Owner User profile . . . . . . . : KGRAAP Type options, press Enter. 2=Edit authority 4=Delete 5=Display authority 7=Rename 8=Display description 9=Change owner Opt Object Library Type Attribute 9 KGRAAP QSYS *LIB TEST 9 KGRAAP QUSRSYS *MSGQ Bottom Parameters or command ===> NEWOWN(NEWUSER) CUROWNAUT(*REVOKE) F3=Exit F4=Prompt F5=Refresh F9=Retrieve F11=Display descriptions F12=Cancel F17=Top F18=Bottom F22=Display entire name
Using Option 9 will execute a separate CHGOBJOWN command for each object selected.
As you have already discovered, the CHGOBJOWN command is designed to change only one object at a time. Not very useful when you want to change a whole bunch of objects owned by many different user profiles!
However, the DSPOBJD command supports generic names and can also direct it output to a DB file for processing in a program.
A simple CLP can be created to list a group of objects to a DB file, and then read this list to execute the CHGOBJOWN command over and over again...
Here is an example of such a program, without any bells and whistles or error checking....
Before using this program you would want to modify the DSPOBJD command so it selects the objects you want to change. Remember, you can use a generic name, since the DSPOBJD supports this.
PGM PARM(&NEWOWN &CUROWNAUT) DCL VAR(&NEWOWN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) DCL VAR(&CUROWNAUT) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(6) /* *REVOKE or *SAME */ DCLF FILE(QADSPOBJ) DSPOBJD OBJ(mylib/myobjects) + OBJTYPE(*LIB) + OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) + OUTFILE(QTEMP/TEMPFILE) + OVRDBF FILE(QADSPOBJ) + TOFILE(QTEMP/TEMPFILE) + MBR(*FIRST) READ: RCVF MONMSG MSGID(CPF0864) + EXEC(GOTO CMDLBL(END)) CHGOBJOWN OBJ(&ODLBNM/&ODOBNM) + OBJTYPE(&ODOBTP) + NEWOWN(&NEWOWN) + CUROWNAUT(&CUROWNAUT) + GOTO CMDLBL(READ) END: ENDPGM
After compiling this CLP (CRTCLPGM), you would run it like this:
CALL MYPROGRAM PARM(USER1 *REVOKE)
This will change the ownership of every object selected by the DSPOBJD command, to USER1 and *REVOKE all other private authorities.
This was first published in February 2002