iSee the Data within Spool Files
Spool files are core to the IBM i. Jobs run, Spool files are created. The question, how often do you consider looking at what was actually written to these files ? I am guessing not too often (unless you encounter a problem of course). Then how do you go about looking at that data in these things? I sure hope its not our friend the 5250 interface. This iSee will take a look at using SQL to unravel the secrets these files contain. You could even consider searching every file on the system in a proactive manner!! But, let not go too crazy.
Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.
Db2 for i Business Architect
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.
Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.