TAA Tools
DLTOLDOBJ       DELETE OLD OBJECT                      TAAOBMJ

The Delete Old  Object command deletes  old objects in a  library based
on the  create date of  the objects and  the number of  days specified.
If  your  approach  is  to  create  temporary  objects  in  a permanent
library and cleanup  periodically based on  the create date,  DLTOLDOBJ
may be  useful.  The  default is to  'check' meaning only a  listing is
produced of what would be deleted.

A typical command would be:

             DLTOLDOBJ   LIB(ABC) CRTDAYS(100)

Because  the default  for the ACTION  parameter is  *CHECK, all objects
in library ABC  that were  created over  100 days ago  would be  listed
(none  would be  deleted).    This allow  a  review  of what  would  be
deleted.  To delete the same objects, you would specify:


DLTOLDOBJ escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    Not all objects deleted (if OUTPUT = *PRINT)

Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

DLTOLDOBJ Command parameters                          *CMD

   LIB           The library where the objects exist.

   CRTDAYS       The number  of days since an object  was created to be
                 considered for deletion.  It must  be in a range of  0
                 to 80000.

   OBJ           The name or  generic name of objects to  be considered
                 for deletion.   *ALL is  the default for  all objects.

   OBJTYPE       The  object type of  the objects to  be considered for
                 deletion.  *ALL is  the default.  Use the  prompter to
                 see the supported values.

   ACTION        The action to be taken.

                 *CHECK is  the default to list the  objects that would
                 be deleted if *DELETE was specified.

                 *DELETE  may  be specified  to  cause  objects meeting
                 the criteria to be listed and deleted.

   OUTPUT        How to  output  the results.    *  is the  default  to
                 display the  spooled file  if the  command is  entered
                 interactively.   If the  display is  ended with F3/F12
                 or the Enter  key, the spooled  file is deleted  after
                 it is  displayed.   To  retain the  spooled file,  you
                 may use  the the System Request  'Cancel' function and
                 the spooled file will exist in a HLD status.

                 If  the  command  is  entered in  batch  or  *PRINT is
                 specified, the  spooled file is  output and  retained.


The objects  are attempted  to be  deleted in the  order in  which they
are  read which is the same  order as displayed by  DSPLIB.  Because of
the order, some physical files  may not be deleted because a  dependent
logical file has a  name that comes after the physical file.   A second
use of the command will delete the physical.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     ADDDAT          Add date
     CVTOBJD4        Convert object description 4
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     RSNLSTMSG       Resend last message
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

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

   DLTOLDOBJ     *CMD                   TAAOBMJ       QATTCMD
   TAAOBMJC      *PGM       CLP         TAAOBMJC      QATTCL
   TAAOBMJR      *PGM       RPG         TAAOBMJR      QATTRPG

Added to TAA Productivity tools July 15, 2013

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