The system added a DLTOBJ command in V7R1. This caused the TAA tool and command name to be renamed to DLTOBJ2. All references to the TAA version have been changed within the TAA code and documentation to DLTOBJ2. Both commands support the basic parameters of a generic object name and an object type. Therefore in its simplest use, an existing unqualified use of DLTOBJ should work the same.
There are differences in the additional optional parameters and the TAA version supports a list for object type which if used would cause a difference. If you are using the TAA additional functions, you must change the name to DLTOBJ2.
Begin by checking the Operating System release of your system:
DSPOBJD OBJ(QCMD) OBJTYPE(*PGM) DETAIL(*SERVICE)
The 'System level' describes your release. If you are at V6R1 or V7R1, you will be able to use the TAA tools when you install the Operating System for V7R2. However, support can be provided only if the version of the TAA Tools matches the operating system version. You will have 60 days from the time the IBM i version is installed to get a V7R2 version of the TAA Productivity Tools. No further action is needed.
If your 'System Level' is V5R4 or earlier, you will not be able to upgrade directly to the V7R2 version of the operating system. You must be at V6R1 or later to be able to do this.
See the topic on upgrading to V6R1 or V7R1 since those are the latest operating system release you can target. You can then upgrade to V7R2 from there. You should get a current version of the V7R2 TAA Productivity tools to be installed when you reach V7R2.
Two new functions have been added to the TAA install processing to assist in determining old versions of TAA created objects which may impact a conversion. Both functions run automatically and produce listings during the install.
CHKTAACHG. The tool uses the information from the section TAAINCOMP (HELPTAA option 7) to compare against your use of the described tools based on the last use date of the TAA command and when you installed the last TAA version. The tool runs before you install the new TAA version. The listing should assist you in determining if any changes to TAA tools will impact your conversion.
CHKTAAOUTF. The tool searches for the name of TAA outfiles such as OUTQP and compares them to the current level ID used by the V7R2 version. If changes exist, you may need to delete your version and let the V7R2 version of the tool re-create the outfile with the proper format.