Track user activity, transaction number on AS/400 to prepare for migration

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As part of planning for a migration to a different platform, my boss has asked me if there is a way to count the number of transactions on the AS/400.  Essentially she wants a count of all user activity during the course of the day.  Any thoughts on if/how to obtain such a number on the As/400?

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  • TomLiotta
    Define "transactions". Database transactions? Workstation transactions? *FILE server transactions? Others? Tom
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  • philpl1jb
    If journals are used you can count the file adds, deletes, and updates. Don't know if each hit would be called a transaction,,-one screen might update one or hundreds of records. It will not show the usage of files to view/get data. Phil
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  • TomLiotta
    It will not show the usage of files to view/get data. Generally true in concept. However, database opens and closes can be journalled. By correlation with add/change/delete, a degree of inquiry might be inferred. Tom
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  • Rudedog
    if you are not using journaling, you can do a DspFd (Display File Description) using *Mbr each morning before start of business, write this to a file, the next day write to another file the same information. inside this file you will find number of Updates, Deletes, etc. for each file. you can use query to review the two files daily, weekly, monthly to see what the number of transactions on the files are. this does not give you a true USER TRANSACTION as some systems define it, but it does give you a list of how files are being used and you have to assume that a User or User Defined System Submitted Job did the transaction. -sarge
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  • Znason
    I believe those counters are reset after an IPL. Also... I think you wanted by user. Which I'm not sure why you need that. Not clear on what your boss is looking for. IBM has a tool that you can use to collect workload informaion. Hmm... I need to look that up.
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