RPG/400 – Reduce Manual Intervention

85 pts.
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EOD process
RPG
RPG/400
Currently when we run EOD we have to wait for the other system's file. If the file did not arrive after some time, I will prompt message for operator to reply the message when the file is ready. How do I split my job so that we can use control M to submit the job and reduce operator intervention. Or do you have any suggestion so that I can reduce manual intervention by ops (they usually replied wrong message that causes bigger problem). Thanks so much in advance.
ASKED: July 29, 2009  7:33 AM
UPDATED: July 31, 2009  3:24 PM

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Given the information provided, this is what I would do:
1.) Schedule a program to start at the same time each day.
2.) Have the program check for the file. If found process the file else;
3.) If the file is not found, send a break message or an email to the operator saying that the file needs to be staged. I prefer email. That way there is a paper trail of what happened.
4.) Put the program to “sleep” for some period of time (five to ten minutes).
5.) Have program wake up and start at step 2.

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