Tip

Display last IPL date and time

This is a slight enhancement to Bryan Dietz's tip. It retrieves the system name from the network attributes and slots it into the message displayed at the end. This makes it machine specific.

 
		
PGM
DCL        VAR(&SYS) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
DCL VAR(&DATA) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(150)
DCL VAR(&BIN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(4) VALUE(X'00000096')
DCL VAR(&CEN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)
DCL VAR(&YY) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&MM) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&DD) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&HH) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&M) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&SS) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(2)
DCL VAR(&FMT) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8) VALUE('JOBI0400')
DCL VAR(&JOB) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(26) +
     VALUE('SCPF      QSYS      000000')
DCL VAR(&JOBI) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(16)
CALL   PGM(QUSRJOBI) PARM(&DATA &BIN &FMT &JOB &JOBI)
CHGVAR VAR(&CEN) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 63 1))
CHGVAR VAR(&YY) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 64 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&MM) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 66 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&DD) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 68 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&HH) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 70 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&M) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 72 2))
CHGVAR VAR(&SS) VALUE(%SST(&DATA 74 2))
             RTVNETA    SYSNAME(&SYS)
SNDPGMMSG  MSG(&SYS||''''||'s last ipl was on ' || &MM +
           || '/' || &DD || '/' || &YY || ' at ' || +
           &HH || ':' || &M || ':' || &SS || '.')
END: ENDPGM 

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