This article is the sixth in a series related to creating user commands. The first five articles introduced how to define various command parameter features and then implement those features within the command's command processing program (CPP). In this article, we will look at one way to provide online help for user-created commands. The approach we will review utilizes the Generate Command Documentation (GENCMDDOC) command, which is provided starting with V5R3 of the i operating system. The GENCMDDOC command is documented here and, as one of its options, can generate an output file containing an outline to be used for documenting a CL command.
iDocs is the central processing and administration engine that runs seamlessly with IBM i and System i accounting/ERP software applications. iDocs monitors output queues for spool files, database files, or XML data files to process and route them based on user-defined business rules.
Do your developers spend time writing code to manage your schedule?
Written by Tom Huntington
A free scheduler sounds like a great idea, doesn't it? However, Work Schedule Entry isn't free if your team spends time writing code to control dependencies. It isn't free if your operators have to look at QSYSOPR to determine when to force the next job. It isn't free when you consider the time you spend pulling together the reports your auditors demand, such as Who can create jobs or Who changed the job in your scheduler.
For AIX IT departments looking to take the next step in data protection strategies, PowerHA (formerly HACMP) clusters multiple servers to shared storage, offering automatic recovery of applications and system resources if a failure occurs with the primary server. But clustering is only one part of a truly resilient IT infrastructure. The other essential component is data replication technology.