TAA Tools

The Convert Message  File Attributes command  builds an outfile  of one
or  more Message File  objects.  The  outfile created is  named MSGFAP.
The  outfile  may  then be  queried  for consistency  or  searching for
specific  values such  as  those  Message  File  objects  containing  a
certain CCSID.

The  model file is  TAAMSILP with  a format  name of  MSGFAR.   You can
display the model file with DSPFMT TAAMSILP.

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

A typical command would be:

             CVTMSGFA     MSGF(xxx) OUTLIB(QTEMP)

The named Message File  objects would be  converted to the MSGFAP  file
in QTEMP.  There would be one record for each Message File object.

CVTMSGFA escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    No *MSGF object types in the library.

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

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   MSGF          The qualified  name of the  Message File 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 MSGFAP file will  be placed.
                 The  default is *LIBL.   If  the MSGFAP file  does not
                 already exist, a library must be specified.

   OUTMBR        The  member of  the MSGFAP  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
     RTVMSGFA        Retrieve message file attributes
     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
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CVTMSGFA      *CMD                   TAAMSIL       QATTCMD
   TAAMSILC      *PGM       CLP         TAAMSILC      QATTCL
   TAAMSILR      *PGM       RPG         TAAMSILR      QATTRPG
   TAAMSILP      *FILE      PF          TAAMSILP      QATTDDS

Added to TAA Productivity tools July 15, 2003

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