How to find what version of JDE World (J D Edwards ERP) is installed.

I thought I’d write this up as a quick post because this is one of those things I always forget how to do. I’m sure in earlier versions there used to be a menu or screen that showed the version number but when I needed to do this last week I couldn’t find any trace of it.

Anyway if you need to find the version and patch level of the version of JDE World is running all you need to do is navigate to a command line and then do a DSPDTAARA QJDF, you’ll then see data area displayed which shows the version and patch level. For example…

Data area . . . . . . . : QJDF
Library . . . . . . . : JDFOBJ
Type . . . . . . . . . : *CHAR
Length . . . . . . . . : 2000
Text . . . . . . . . . : J.D Edwards & Co. Software Control
Data Area Value
Offset *...+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....50
'50 'Software Source Library = JDFSRC
'100 'Software Object Library = JDFOBJ V00MENU
'150 'Software Data File Library = JDECOMSEC
'200 'Program to Execute =
'250 'System Identification/Name =
'300 'Hidden Selections Menu Key = ZHIDDEN
'350 'Software Version Id = A73PC00015
'400 'Library Editing Routine =

If you know a better way or an official way of doing this please drop me a net or leave a comment or drop us an e-mail, see the Contact Us section for details.

Update: February 3rd 2019
This article applies to JDE World ERP software which runs on the IBM i, if you want to learn more about J D Edwards (JDE) Enterprise One (E1), then I highly recommend the new website created by the JDE team at Oracle. 

What language is JD Edwards world written in?

It was originally written in RPG400 but the latest versions increasingly use RPG4. This is to allow use of the ILE and greater file handling capabilities.

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