Symbolic link location added to IFS Object Statistics

The IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS table function has always returned whether the object in the IFS is a symbolic link, *SYMLNK, but not where its links. As part of the last of the latest round of Technology Refreshes a new column has been added to the table function’s results to give us that information.

I feel I need to explain what a symbolic link is before I give an example from IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS.

Symbolic links are a special kind of object only found in the IFS. They are identified by their own object type, *SYMLNK. Think of them like a Windows shortcut. These files contain the path name to another file or location in your partition.

You create symbolic links with the Add Link command, ADDLNK:

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