Code on Demand


View & Edit


  • Multiple or single record display
  • Change field display order
  • Allow or disallow update while viewing the file
  • View field attributes (type, length, sequences, etc.)

Access the way you want it

  • Access by record number
  • Access by full or partial record key
  • Interactive scan and search

Flexible file support

  • Physical files
  • Join-logical files
  • Logical files
  • Open Query files
  • Externally-defined
  • Non-externally defined files, records can display in formatted screens by:
    • Retrieving field definitions from RPG programs (source members)
    • Using IDDU data dictionary
    • Creating user-defined fields 
  • Database Relations – displays selects/omits and logicals, and all based-on physicals for a join or multi-format logical.
  • Journal View shows the record-level entries of journaled files, in the file's own format.

Decimal data errors

  • Quickly find and correct invalid data


Lightning Fast

Programming in QuestView is light years faster than anything you can do in DFU, so you can save untold person-hours of code writing.

  • Simply define the screen elements, data fields, function keys, and other QuestView elements you'd like to see in your program, and press [F6] to create the program. Seconds later, AS/400 users can call that program and utilize all the functionality you've created in the QuestView program.
  • These programs let programmers quickly delegate many data maintenance scenarios which previously required specific authorities and AS/400 programming knowledge. Now you have time for more QuestView programs and other things that require your attention.
  • Fix Decimal Data Errors in zoned and packed fields in seconds by viewing numerical data side-by-side with the underlying hexadecimal code, or simply by scanning for the error.
  • View the relationships of logical files and physical files right from within QuestView... as well as key fields and select/omit specifications for each of the related join-logicals and multiple-format logicals. No more switching back and forth, looking up relationship information.
  • Create inquiry or maintenance programs
  • Modify existing QuestView programs
  • Define screen title and footing lines
  • Define external call definitions
  • Specify user or programmer audience
  • Define field column headings
  • Select or re-sequence fields
  • Alter field lengths for display purposes
  • Call other programs by activating any function key or entering a special character in any field
  • Pass and receive parameters from and to other programs
  • QuestView programs can be integrated with RPG, Cobol or CL programs
  • Allowing for screen titles
  • Displaying function keys
  • Displaying a menu bar
  • Fitting more fields on a screen
  • Rearrange order of fields on a screen
  • Enable or disable lowercase/uppercase entry
  • Select the type of scan comparison
  • Even create View Programs on a file's journal entries!

Analyze Your Data

  • Global Search, Replace, and Update
  • Search the entire record or up to 16 selected fields
  • Scan for data or field names
  • Allows wild card search
  • Forward and backward search
  • Case-sensitive scan
  • Scan types: EQ, GT, GE, LT, and LE, for numeric and full-filled fields
  • Limit your scan to any arbitrary number of records at one time
  • Scan for different values in up to 16 different fields

5250 or Graphical UI

QuestView's traditional (AS/400 green screen application) 5250 user interface offers a robust set of features for System i developers, DB administrators and analysts. They include single and multiple record viewing, search and replace, key field or RRN positioning, HEX format manipulation, undelete, database relations matrix, JD Edwards data dictionary support, Unicode, date/time and variable length field handling. In addition, QuestView is an AS/400 query tool that can execute the Open Query File (OPNQRYF) command, and display the records it retrieves.

Our AS/400 GUI is a graphical user interface module that was introduced with QuestView release 9. Users of the IBM Rational Developer (RDi) or WebSphere Development Studio (WDSc) for System i can now use this powerful database tool within the IDE by simply adding an Eclipse-based plug-in. The usability and functionality of many of the QuestView features are greatly enhanced. Several systems can be accessed and multiple database files can be opened simultaneously within the same IDE session. Different "views" are offered to simplify database relations analysis and for setting up a query. This new module is also available as a stand-alone desktop application.

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