Spool Managment

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Hello, My name is Marisa and i would like to know if there is some way no manage the spoolfiles, by that i mean, how can i monitorize the spoolfilesin the instance they are created or deleted. Thanks in advance.

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Hi Marisa

You can monitor the creating and deleting of spool files by assigning a data queue to each of the output queues you want to monitor. When a spool file is created or has its status changed, etc, an entry is written to the data queue.

A monitoring program can sit and wait for entries to arrive on the data queue and take the appropriate action.

There is an article showing how to assign data queues and process them at http://www.itjungle.com/fhg/fhg021104-story02.html. The article is about performing “soft distributions” of spool files, but should give you some pointers.

Best regards

Jonathan Mason
www.astradyne-uk.com

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  • WaltZ400
    The data queue approach only logs spool files that hit an output queue in a RDY status or is sent to the output queue in another status (like HLD) and then it is set to RDY. Deleted spool files are not logged. Maybe knowing why you need to know who is creating and deleting spool files would help. If you are just concerned with other users deleting or viewing other user's reports, there are parameters on the CRTOUTQ or CHGOUTQ command that allows you to limit who can operate on spool file entries. This will work as long as you don't have a lot of people with *SPLCTL special authority which basically gives them free reign over all spool files.
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