Tip

Avoid save active files error

If you are doing a SAV that causes a CPFA09E (Object in use) error and ends the save with error CPF3838 (x objects saved. y objects not saved), you can change a directory or file so that the directory or file is ignored and the escape error will not occur. Use command added in V5R3) CHGATR OBJ(<directory or file>) ATR(*ALWSAV) VALUE(*NO)

Note: It is highly recommended that this attribute not be changed for any system created objects. Also, this tip will only work for objects that get saved using the SAV command or the QsrSave() API... not the traditional SAVLIB or SAVOBJ commands.

This was first published in November 2005

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