iSee the Data within Spool Files

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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.

Tim Rowe

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.

Scott Forstie

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 Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.


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