The Convert Member Description command creates an outfile of DSPFD
TYPE(*MBR) information. Rather than using the DSPFD command
directly, CVTMBRD offers more selection capability in terms of
generic names, data or source, and an omit library function.
CVTMBRD is suggested as the means of creating a file for processing
The file name used for the OUTFILE parameter may be any name (the
default is CVTMBRP). It uses the same format as DSPFD TYPE(*MBR)
which has a model file of QAFDMBR with a format name of QWHFDMBR.
A typical command would be:
CVTMBRD LIB(*ALLUSR) DATATYPE(*DATA) +
OMITLIB(ABC DEF GHI) +
All data files in user libraries except for those in the omitted
libraries would be specified for DSPFD TYPE(*MBR). The output would
be written to the CVTMBRD file in the specified library.
** If LIB(*ALL) or LIB(*ALLUSR) is requested, the user must have
** If *CURLIB, *USRLIBL, or *LIBL are named for the library
parameter, the user is already authorized to the libraries.
** If specific libraries (or generic libraries) are specified,
the user must be authorized to each library (unless they are
** If the user is authorized to a library, he may not have
authorization to a file. If not, the file is bypassed and a
diagnostic message occurs.
CVTMBRD escape messages you can monitor for
TAA9894 No files exist or none converted (may be
due to selection criteria)
TAA9895 No libraries were selected. Check criteria.
Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.
Command parameters *CMD
LIB The library to be processed. A list of up to 50
libraries or generic libraries may be entered. The
special values *LIBL, *USRLIBL, *CURLIB, *ALL, or
*ALLUSR may be entered.
If *ALL or *ALLUSR are entered, the user must have
*ALLOBJ special authority.
If a library is to be processed (not on the omit
list), the user must have authority to the library.
If the user does not have authority to a file within
a library to be processed, the file is bypassed and
a diagnostic message will occur (CVTMBRD will
attempt to complete normally).
FILE The file to be processed within the library. *ALL
is the default. A generic name may be specified.
DATATYPE The type of data to be processed. *ALL is the
default. Either *DATA (data files) or *SRC (source
files) may be entered.
Specifying *DATA is typical if the intended use is
for the DSPMBRSTAT command. Because source members
are normally entirely read by SEU and entirely
written if updated, the member statistics are
generally misleading with source files.
FILETYPE The file type to be processed. *ALL is the default.
*PF or *LF may be entered to output either physical
or logical files.
LIBTYPE The library type to be processed. *ALL is the
default. Either *PROD (for PROD type libraries) or
*TEST (for TEST type libraries) may be entered.
OMITLIB A list of up to 50 libraries or generic library
names that should be omitted. *NONE is the default.
An omit list may not be entered for LIB(*CURLIB) or
if only non-generic libraries are specified.
Any library entered is checked for existence.
No check occurs to see if an omit library would have
been selected. For example, if LIB(*LIBL) is
entered with OMITLIBS(ABC) and library ABC is not on
the library list, no error occurs.
OUTFILE The output file for the member descriptions. The
default file name is CVTMBRP.
The default library qualifier is *LIBL which may
only be used if the file already exists. The file
to be named must have the same format as that used
by DSPFD TYPE(*MBR).
REPLACE A *YES/*NO parameter for whether to replace the data
in the file named for the OUTFILE parameter. *YES
is the default.
*NO may be used to add to existing data.
See the authorization requirements.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
CHKALLOBJ Check all object
CHKDUPLST Check for duplicates in a list
CHKGENERC Check generic
CHKOBJ3 Check object 3
CVTLIBOBJD Convert library object description
EDTVAR Edit variable
EXTLST Extract list
EXTLST2 Extract list 2
RSNLSTMSG Resend last message
RTVDBFA Retrieve data base file attributes
RTVOBJLST Retrieve object list
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDDIAGMSG Send diagnostic 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
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CVTMBRD *CMD TAADBJG QATTCMD
TAADBJGC *PGM CLP TAADBJGC QATTCL