TAA Tools

The Convert  TAA Format command  is used to  convert from a  prior data
base format  to a new format for specific  TAA Tools.  Most conversions
occur automatically when the TAA Productivity Tools are installed.

Some  tools  such  as  SPLARC  require  data  base  files  (created  by
CRTSPLARC) that will  contain user  data.  When  the definition of  the
files change, a conversion is required.

Conversion  occurs automatically  when the  TAA Productivity  Tools are
installed.   However, if  you restore an  old version of  the file, you
may be required to run the conversion using the CVTTAAFMT command.

If conversion  is required, you  will see  a message  stating that  the
CVTTAAFMT  command must  be  entered by  a  user  with *ALLOBJ  special

A typical command would be:

           CVTTAAFMT   TOOL(SPLARC) LIB(xxx)

The library is where your version of the files are located.

Reformatting  occurs by using the  TAA RPLPF command,  copying the data
to the new  format, and running  a fix-up program.   Any logical  files
are rebuilt automatically.

Files which are reformatted

       Tool          File               Src Mbr
       ----          ----               -------

       CVTLIBDBF     LIBDBFP            TAADBHCP
       SPLARC        SPLARCAUD          TAASPMGQ
       SPLCTL        SPLAUDP            TAASPLIQ
       SPLSTO        SPLSTOAUD          TAASPMRQ
       JOBACG        JOBACGP            TAAACGBP

CVTTAAFMT escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    The file is already in the correct format.
      TAA9892    A failure occurred attempting to reformat.

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   TOOL          The tool  name that is  to have its  data reformatted.
                 Only  the  tools SPLARC,  SPLCTL,  SPLSTO, JOBACG  are

   LIB           The  library where the files  associated with the tool
                 are located.


You must have *ALLOBJ special authority to use CVTTAAFMT.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHGOBJD2        Change object description 2
     CHKALLOBJ       Check *ALLOBJ special authority
     TAAARC          TAA Archive
     RPLPF           Replace physical file
     RTVDBR          Retrieve data base relations
     RTVFMT          Retrieve format
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     SNDJLGMSG       Send job log message
     SNDSTSMSG       Send status message
     UPDPFILE        Update PFILE keyword


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CVTTAAFMT     *CMD                   TAATOME       QATTCMD
   TAATOMEC      *PGM       CLP         TAATOMEC      QATTCL
   TAATOMER11    *PGM       RPG         TAATOMER11    QATTRPG
   TAATOMER12    *PGM       RPG         TAATOMER12    QATTRPG
   TAATOMER13    *PGM       RPG         TAATOMER13    QATTRPG


   TAATOMEC   CL pgm
     TAATOMER11   RPG Pgm - Fix up for SPLARC
     TAATOMER12   RPG Pgm - Fix up for SPLSTO
     TAATOMER13   RPG Pgm - Fix up for SPLCTL

Added to TAA Productivity tools June 15, 2001

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