PRTDEVCFG PRINT DEVICE CONFIGURATION TO A SOURCE FILE TAACFGA
Note: The system command SAVCFG has reduced the reason for the use of
PRTDEVCFG. The tool still has some unique advantages.
The PRTDEVCFG command prints a copy of the device configuration
objects and copies the contents to a source member in a source file.
This avoids the large number of pages that would normally be required
to print all of the configuration details. The source file allows
use of the scan capability of SEU to find any specific configuration
The following object types are included:
*LIND Line description
*CTLD Controller description
*DEVD Device description
*COSD Class-of-service description
*MODD Mode description
*CFGL Configuration list
This command could be part of your regular backup procedure. By
executing the command and then saving the source file where the
information is stored, you would have a permanent record of your
To use PRTDEVCFG you must first create a data area and a source file
in a library with the command:
The library must be on the library list when the PRTDEVCFG command is
PRTDEVCFG is a long running command and should be submitted to batch.
The command has no parameters and would be entered as:
Use SEU to view the output.
The command can be executed daily. The implementation steps default
to create 7 members (MBR001, MBR002 ... MBR007). A different member
is used each time PRTDEVCFG is executed. When the list is exhausted,
the sequence starts again with MBR001. The data area TAADEVCFG is
used to hold the name of the last member written.
The intent of 7 members assumes that you will be running PRTDEVCFG on
a daily basis and therefore have the last 7 versions of your device
configurations on line. If you want more versions, you can add
member MBR006 etc. to the source file TAADEVCFG. If you want fewer
versions, you can remove MBR007 etc. You must have MBR001 to use
The text description of the member is updated each time the member is
written to. The text shows the date and time the PRTDEVCFG command
was executed. The same text description appears as the first record
in the source file.
CRTPRTCFG Command *CMD
The CRTPRTCFG command creates the objects used by the PRTDEVCFG
LIB The library where the TAADEVCFG data area and the
TAADEVCFG source file will exist. The library must
be on the library list when the PRTDEVCFG command is
PRTDEVCFG Command *CMD
The PRTDEVCFG command prints the device configuration objects and
writes the print lines to a member in the source file TAADEVCFG.
There are no parameters for the command.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
CHKJOBCTL Check job control
EDTVAR Edit variable
RTVDAT Retrieve date
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
SNDSTSMSG Send status message
WRTSRC Write source
The tool is ready to use, but you must first create the objects (a
data area and a source file) in a library.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ----- --------- ---------- -----------
PRTDEVCFG *CMD TAACFGA QATTCMD
CRTPRTCFG *CMD TAACFGA2 QATTCMD
* TAADEVCFG *DTAARA No source
* TAADEVCFG *FILE PF No source
TAACFGAC *PGM CLP TAACFGAC QATTCL
TAACFGAC2 *PGM CLP TAACFGAC2 QATTCL
* These objects are created by the CRTPRTCFG command in
the library you specify.
TAACFGAC2 CL pgm
TAACFGAC CL pgm
Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995