Display any MQ data you want in the Enhanced 3270UI
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The new release of OMEGAMON XE for Messaging v7.3.0 has an Enhanced 3270 User Interface feature that allows you to issue any MQSC display or ping command directly from the command line in most MQ workspaces. You no longer have to switch out of the Enhanced 3270UI when you want to issue an MQSC display command just because you want to see the data in that familiar way. IBM MQ has about 45 display and ping commands, which provide a wealth of information about your queue manager and its objects.
For example, you want to see the results for the DISPLAY USAGE command, so you just enter it like this:
And receive the response in an instant:
The capability can also enhance your experience when trying to figure out what is going on.
For example, you are looking at the Transmission Queue Summary workspace and notice a transmission queue with messages on it, and it still has messages after refreshing a couple of times, so you Select it for more details.
On the Transmission Queue Status Details workspace, you notice in the bottom sub-panel that the channel initiator has the queue open, but scrolling right there is no channel name listed.
So what channel is supposed to be emptying that queue anyway? Well you could find that out via product-provided workspaces, but instead of looking you decide just to enter a command right on the current workspace to see which current channel is associated with the transmission queue. Though, you want to save some typing, so you specify the command so that it will match on any transmission queue starting with “SYS”.
And you find out that channel TO.Q722 is in retrying status, which immediately explains why the transmission queue has messages staying on it.
Note that if you want to specify a long command, you can just enter “mqsc” alone in the command line to get to the Issue MQSC Display Command workspace, where you can enter quite a lengthy command. While on the workspace, you can enter another command, as many times as you want.