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New and deprecated objects

This tip is for easy verification of what is going on with OS/400.

When you install a new version of OS/400 (or a software package from a business partner), you might want to know if there are new commands, menu's or other objects like files etc. Or maybe you want to know if there are objects that aren't there anymore (like commands or menus). This is a tip for easy verification of such situations.

Before you install the new version, you can issue the command DSPOBJD, select the object type you want to verify (*CMD, *FILE, *MENU, ...), and redirect the output to a file (OLD).

After you installed the new version, you execute the same command again. Redirect the output to a new file (NEW).

Join the two files using query or SQL. When you 'exception join' OLD and NEW, you get a list of the deprecated objects. When you 'exception join' NEW and OLD, you get a list of the new objects.

As simple as that!

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Before you install the new version, you can issue the command DSPOBJD, select the object type you want to verify (*CMD, *FILE, *MENU, ...), and redirect the output to a file (OLD).

After you installed the new version, you execute the same command again. Redirect the output to a new file (NEW).

Join the two files using query or SQL. When you 'exception join' OLD and NEW, you get a list of the deprecated objects. When you 'exception join' NEW and OLD, you get a list of the new objects.

As simple as that!


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