The Delete Job Log command deletes old job logs between a range of
dates that match a list of specified job completion codes. The
default is to delete all existing job logs that have had a normal
completion (Completion code = 00). This allows a simple removal of
job log clutter.
The user of the command must be authorized to the TAACVTQHST
A typical command would be:
This would delete all existing job logs that have a normal job
Options exist to specify a range of dates and the completion codes
that should be checked for.
For example, you might request that all jobs that have ended because
a subsystem ended abnormally and are at least two days old be deleted
with the command:
DLTJOBLOG TODAT(*PRV2) JOBCOMPCDE(60)
When a job completes, the system writes the job completion summary
message (CPF1164) to the job log, to QSYSOPR, and to QHSTxxx files in
QSYS. The message contains a job completion code (00 = Normal, 30 =
DLTJOBLOG converts the QHSTxxx files in QSYS to a file in QTEMP. The
file is read for the CPF1164 job completion messages. The completion
code in the message is checked against the list specified on the
command. If a match is found, the DLTSPLF command is attempted.
Errors are monitored for such as the file or job no longer exist.
The DLTSUM spooled file is output with one line for each CPF1164
message found and whether the job log was deleted.
Command parameters *CMD
FROMDATE The From date to determine the range of job
completion dates to be considered for deletion. The
default is *OLDEST meaning the oldest date found in
any existing QHSTxxx files.
TODATE The To date to determine the range of job completion
dates to be considered for deletion. The default is
*CURRENT meaning the current date found in any
existing QHSTxxx files. *PRV1, *PRV2, ... *PRV5
may be specified to delete based on the current date
minus 1, minus 2 ... minus 5. A specific date may
also be entered.
JOBCOMPCDE A list of the job completion codes to check for.
The default is 00 for a normal completion of the
job. If the job has a completion code that matches
one of the codes in the list, DLTSPLF of the job log
will be attempted.
One or more of the following codes may be specified.
00 = Normal completion
10 = Normal completion during controlled ending
20 = Job exceeded ENDSEV job attribute
30 = Abnormal completion
40 = Job ended before becoming active
50 = Job ended while the job was active
60 = Subsystem ended abnormally while the job was active
70 = System ended abnormally while the job was active
80 = Job ended by ENDJOBABN command
90 = Job ended by ENDJOBABN command after time limit
The codes are also described in the message text of
the CPF1164 message.
DETAIL The type of printing to occur. The default is *ALL
meaning one line appears for every job found in the
QHST files within the range of dates specified and
an indication of whether the job log was deleted or
a status that describes whether the job log was
bypassed (based on the JOBCOMPCDE parameter), no job
log exists, or any error conditions found by
*DLTONLY may be specified to print only those job
logs that have been deleted.
The user must be authorized to the TAACVTQHST authorization list.
The CL programs adopt authority to allow reading of the QHST files
and to ensure the user can delete spooled files that are not his own.
The QHSTxxx files in QSYS must exist for the range of dates
specified. You should not delete these files (such as the DLTQHST
tool) until you have cleaned up the job logs with DLTJOBLOG.
No CPF1164 message will exist, until the job is completed. If a job
does DSPJOBLOG OUTPUT(*PRINT) during the job and the job does not
complete before DLTJOBLOG is run, the job log caused by DSPJOBLOG
will not be deleted. If the job completes and produces a job log,
there will be two job logs for the job. If the job completed
normally and you request to delete a completion code of 00, the
ending job log (the one with the CPF1164 message) will be deleted,
but not the one caused by DSPJOBLOG. However, if DLTJOBLOG is run
again with the same range of dates, the job log caused by DSPJOBLOG
will be deleted. If multiple job logs exist for a job (caused by
DSPJOBLOG), only a single job log will be deleted for each use of
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
CVTQHST Convert QHST
EDTVAR Edit variable
EXTLST Extract list
EXTLST2 Extract list 2
RTVDAT Retrieve date
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
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
DLTJOBLOG *CMD TAALOGF QATTCMD
TAALOGFC *PGM CLP TAALOGFC QATTCL
TAALOGFC2 *PGM CLP TAALOGFC2 QATTCL
TAALOGFR *PGM RPG TAALOGFR QATTRPG