TAA Tools

The Convert Data  Area Attributes command  builds an outfile of  one or
more Data  Area objects.   The outfile created  is named DTAARAP.   The
outfile  may then be queried for  consistency or searching for specific
values such as those Data Area objects containing decimal values.

The model file  is TAAARANP  with a format  name of  DTAARAR.  You  can
display the model file with DSPFMT TAAARANP.

You must have  *ALLOBJ authority to use a library  qualifier of *ALL or

A typical command would be:


The  named Data Area objects would be  converted to the DTAARAP file in
QTEMP.  There would be one record for each Data Area object.

CVTDTAARAA escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    No *DTAARA object types in the library.

Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   DTAARA        The qualified  name  of the  Data  Area object  to  be
                 converted.  *ALL  is the default.  A  specific name or
                 a generic name may also be entered.

                 The  library  value  defaults  to  *USRLIBL.    *LIBL,
                 *CURLIB, *ALLUSR, or *ALL may also be used.

   OUTLIB        The  library  in  which  the  DTAARAP  file  will   be
                 placed.  The  default is *LIBL.   If the  DTAARAP file
                 does not  already exist, a library  must be specified.

   OUTMBR        The  member of  the DTAARAP 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
                 is *YES.

                 *NO may  be  specified  to  add  records  to  existing




The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHKALLOBJ       Check *ALLOBJ special authority
     DUPTAADBF       Duplicate TAA data base file
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     RTVDTAARAD      Retrieve Data Area description
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     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
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CVTDTAARAA    *CMD                   TAAARAN       QATTCMD
   TAAARANC      *PGM       CLP         TAAARANC      QATTCL
   TAAARANR      *PGM       RPG         TAAARANR      QATTRPG
   TAAARANP      *FILE      PF          TAAARANP      QATTDDS

Added to TAA Productivity tools May 1, 2003

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