CVTDSPTAP CONVERT DSPTAP LABELS TAATAPG
The Convert DSPTAP labels command converts the spooled output from
DSPTAP to a data base file. One record for each tape label is
written to the file TAPLBLP.
The system DSPTAP outfile function is used to determine the
A typical command would be entered as:
CVTDSPTAP DEV(TAP01) OUTLIB(QTEMP)
The command creates a file named TAPLBLP in QTEMP with one record for
tape label found on the tape mounted on device TAP01. Each record
contains the standard information which appears at the top of the
DSPTAP output (e.g. tape owner name) and the detail information
about the label. You can then read the file in a CL or other HLL
Command parameters *CMD
DEV The device which the tape is mounted on.
LABEL The label to be read. The default is *ALL to read
*FIRST may be specified to read the first label.
VOL The tape volume to be converted.
Note: If the device specified is a media
library device, or a virtual tape device, then
the volume specified should be the cartridge
identifier or virtual volume name to be mounted
The default is *MOUNTED. For media library device,
the volume to be used is the next cartridge in the
category mounted by the SETTAPCGY command.
OUTLIB The library in which the file TAPLBLP will be
placed. The default is *LIBL. If the TAPLBLP file
does not already exist, a library must be specified.
OUTMBR The member of the TAPLBLP file to be used. If the
member does not exist, it is added. The default is
REPLACE A *YES/*NO value for whether the member should be
cleared before writing records into it. The default
The file name that is output is TAPLBLP.
The model file used is TAATAPGP in TAATOOL with a format name of
To see the field names use:
The TLFSEQ field is the original file sequence field which allowed
for 4 digits. The system changed to allow for 5 digits in V4R5 which
is supported by the TLFSQ2 field. The system changed to allow for 10
digits in V5R2 which is supported by the TLFSQ3 field.
The TLBLKL field is the original block length allowed of 5 digits.
The system changed to allow for 6 digits in V5R2 which is supported
by the TLBLK2 field.
The TLMVLS field is the original multi-volume sequence field which
allowed for 4 digits. The system changed to allow for 10 digits in
V5R2 which is supported by the TLMVS2 field.
The following fields are no longer supported as of V5R2.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
DUPTAADBF Duplicate TAA data base file
EDTVAR Edit variable
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
SNDSTSMSG Send status message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
CVTDSPTAP *CMD TAATAPG QATTCMD
TAATAPGC *PGM CLP TAATAPGC QATTCL
TAATAPGC2 *PGM CLP TAATAPGC2 QATTCL
TAATAPGR *PGM RPG TAATAPGR QATTRPG
TAATAPGP *FILE PF TAATAPGP QATTDDS
Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995