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When was the system last IPL'd?

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Ever need a quick way to check the date and time the system was IPL'd? Using the QUSRJOBI API and the SCPF job that starts every IPL, the following code will return the date and time of the last IPL.


 		
/*  Program  LASTIPL     */
/*  Bryan Dietz 3X Corp.  */

PGM
DCL VAR(&DATA) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(150)
DCL VAR(&BIN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(4) VALUE(X'00000096')
DCL VAR(&CEN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)
DCL VAR(&YY) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&MM) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&DD) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&HH) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&M) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&SS) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&FMT) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8) VALUE('JOBI0400')
DCL VAR(&JOB) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(26) +
     VALUE('SCPF      QSYS      000000')
DCL VAR(&JOBI) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(16)
CALL   PGM(QUSRJOBI) PARM(&DATA &BIN &FMT &JOB &JOBI)
CHGVAR VAR(&CEN) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 63 1))
CHGVAR VAR(&YY) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 64 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&MM) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 66 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&DD) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 68 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&HH) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 70 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&M) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 72 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&SS) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 74 2))
SNDPGMMSG  MSG('The system was last IPL''d on ' || &MM +
           || '/' || &DD || '/' || &YY || ' at ' || +
           &HH || ':' || &M || ':' || &SS || '.')
END: ENDPGM 

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  • Regarding the code used to determine when the last IPL occurred, I use: WRKSPLF SELECT(*ALL *ALL *ALL SCPF) and view the joblog. — Brian Poznanski

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This was first published in December 2001

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