DB2 V7 DSNJU004 output format

Edward C. Benoit Jr.

DB2 V7 DSNJU004 output format
Hi List,
The output format of the DSNJU004 changed in DB2 V7 put maint 0310 or did it
change with DB2 V7. Any IBM PTFs to put it back to the old output format.
Anyone having problems with the above condition?

Regards,
Ed.

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Jim Tonchick

Re: DB2 V7 DSNJU004 output format
(in response to Edward C. Benoit Jr.)
I don't think that IBM will apar a report format just because they moved a
column, changed a heading, or added a blank line. There has to be a different
reason such as, data is missing, or reported incorrectly. If you have a
program or REXX parsing the report for some other reason and now your routine can't
correctly parse the new report format, start coding. What you have is a "user
modification," or as they are known to SMP/E, a USERMOD. IBM does not
support usermods. It's kind of like when you change the engine in your Civic for
better performance, you can't go back to a Honda dealer for repairs.

A better option is to ask IBM to provide the function to DB2 that you are
providing by your program that parses the report output. This is how DB2 evolves
(or any product made by company that listens to its customers). Does your
program help you with disaster recovery? Or, do you read the list of archive
logs so you can delete ones no longer needed? If you took the time to design
and write your "value added" function, most likely others would like to use it
also. For example, we have Outer Joins in DB2 because the IBM customers asked
for it (demanded it really). If IBM doesn't respond, maybe you could submit
it to a local user group (check the IDUG website for one in your area).

Jim Tonchick
Sr. Systems Programmer IMS/DB2

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