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IBM i XMLSERVICE toolkit for Python

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Python XMLSERVICE Toolkit

Build Status Latest version released on PyPi Python Version Support Documentation Status

itoolkit is a Python interface to the XMLSERVICE toolkit for the IBM i platform.

from itoolkit import *
from itoolkit.transport import DatabaseTransport
import ibm_db_dbi

conn = ibm_db_dbi.connect()
itransport = DatabaseTransport(conn)
itool = iToolKit()

itool.add(iCmd5250('wrkactjob', 'WRKACTJOB'))
wrkactjob = itool.dict_out('wrkactjob')


For more, check out the samples.

Supported Python Versions

python-itoolkit currently supports Python 2.7 and Python 3.4+.

:warning: Note: python-itoolkit 1.x will be the last series to support Python 2.7, 3.4, and 3.5. These versions will no longer be supported in python-itoolkit 2.0.

Feature Support

  • Call ILE programs & service programs
  • Call CL Commands
  • Call PASE shell commands


The docs can be found at


You can install itoolkit simply using pip:

python -m pip install itoolkit


To test the installed itoolkit

python -m pytest

To test the local code:

PYTHONPATH=src python -m pytest


Please read the contribution guidelines.

Releasing a New Version

Run the following commands

# checkout and pull the latest code from master
git checkout master
git pull

# bump to a release version (a tag and commit are made)
bumpversion release

# build the new distribution and upload to PyPI
poetry publish --build

# bump to the new dev version (a commit is made)
bumpversion --no-tag patch

# push the new tag and commits
git push origin master --tags



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