SAVOBJ and Target Release

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Hi, I haved saved some objects in a save file. Now there is an option in SAVOBJ (Target release). I want to save this save object in some older version. after pressing necessary parameters i press enter but could not restore the said save objects in that older version system. I also want to save these objects in my computer hard drives. I want to know is there any thing i need to do to save these objects apart from just filling up the target release version name. Thanks,

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Depending on the type of object, you may not be able to restore to a previous release. For example, certain programs may use new functions that are not supported on a previous release. You will normally see error messages in the joblog when you try to save these objects for a previous release.

It sounds to me that what you’re doing is correct, you should only need to specify the target release. Check the joblog for the job when you do the save and again when you do the restore – there may be some other problem stopping you restoring – for example an authority problem.


Martin Gilbert.

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  • Sangay
    i have seen the job log. Its perfect. if there is any problem with the authority then can u please specify me the correct authorities. Thanks, Siddharth
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  • Gilly400
    Hi, If there's no errors in the joblog, then the authorities should be OK. Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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  • LBurkett99
    The values allowed for the target release parameter are limited. You can go back just so far. With the cursor in the target release parameter field, press F4 to get a list of allowable values. Make sure the release you want to restore to is on this list. *PRV refers to the release previous to yours. You say you want to save these objects in your computer hard drive. If that hard driv is anything other than an iSeries drive you will not be able to access anything you have saved. You can save objects to a save file (DEV=*SAVF), copy it to a non-OS/400 drive and then copy it back to for restoral if need be. Leo Burkett
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  • DanD
    Can you be more specific and tell us what release you are saving from and what release you are restoring to?
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  • Nky
    Hi Sangay, Is there any resolution of your issue? Please Let me know if there.
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