Where did my output print?

How many times does someone call your help desk asking, "Where did my output go?" Here's a simple command and program...

that will help you answer that question.

The first thing you have to do is change your system value QAUDLVL to include *SPLFDTA. This will start journalling spooled file functions. Once this data starts collecting, you're ready to answer the user's question.


/********************************************************************/
/*                                                                  */
/* Command name: UTUWHERE                                           */
/* System name:  Utility                                            */
/* Author:       Mary C. Milliron                                   */
/*                                                                  */
/* Command Narrative:                                               */
/*                                                                  */
/*   This command will display journal entries for a user and       */
/*  display all the spool files that were printed for the user      */
/*  and where.                                                      */
/*                                                                  */
/* Command Processing Program:                                      */
/*                                                                  */
/*   UTJWHERE                                                       */
/*                                                                  */
/********************************************************************/
 UTUWHERE:   CMD        PROMPT('Where Did My Spool File Print?')
             PARM       KWD(USER) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) MIN(1) +
                          PROMPT('User')
             PARM       KWD(DAYTE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(6) MIN(1) +
                          PROMPT('Date Output Created(mmddyy)')


/*********************************************************************/
/*                                                                   */
/* Program name: UTJWHERE                                            */
/* System name:  Utility                                             */
/* Author:       Mary C. Milliron                                    */
/*                                                                   */
/* Program Narrative:                                                */
/*                                                                   */
/*   This program will display the journal entries related to        */
/*  where user's spool files last printed.                           */
/*                                                                   */
/* Compiler Options:                                                 */
/*                                                                   */
/*   Compile with QSECOFR authority.                                 */
/*                                                                   */
/*********************************************************************/
             PGM        PARM(&USER &DAYTE)
             DCL        VAR(&USER) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
             DCL        VAR(&DAYTE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(6)

             CRTDUPOBJ  OBJ(QAPTACG) FROMLIB(QSYS) OBJTYPE(*FILE) +
                          TOLIB(QTEMP) NEWOBJ(T2)
             MONMSG     MSGID(CPF0000) /* Just in case it's already +
                          there */

             DSPJRN     JRN(QACGJRN) RCVRNG(*CURCHAIN) +
                          FROMTIME(&DAYTE 000001) JRNCDE((A)) +
                          ENTTYP(SP) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) +
                          OUTFILFMT(*TYPE1) OUTFILE(QTEMP/T2)

/* If you don't have Sequel from ASC, replace the following          */
/*   statement with a Query/400 query.  You can even use a DSPPFM    */
/*   and scan thru the file.                                         */

             DISPLAY    SQL('SELECT jadfn, jauser, +
                          zoned((SST(jadate,5,2) CAT +
                          SST(jadate,1,4)),6,0) edtcde(Y) +
                          name(dayte) colhdg("Entry" "Date"), +
                          jatime edtwrd("  :  :  "), jatpag, jadevn +
                          FROM qtemp/t2 WHERE jauser= "' || &USER +
                          || '" order by dayte desc, jatime desc')

 ENDIT:      ENDPGM
This was last published in May 2001

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