I am writing an ILE trigger program. I've looked at the samples. However, what I'm trying to do is add an insert trigger to a PF, then have the program take the record that was written, write it to a message queue, write it to an archive PF, and delete the record from the PF that the trigger is over. Is that possible?
No, database locking would prevent the record that "triggered" the trigger to be deleted. The insert trigger, if it was a before trigger, could alter the field values being inserted to a different value like defaults or nulls, so you could make the row look logically deleted. Another idea would be to have the trigger put an entry on a data queue and then have a background job that's responsible for checking the queue and then deleting...
that new record in the file.
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