TAA Tools
RPLOBJ          REPLACE OBJECT                         TAAOBKK

The Replace  Object command  is designed  to replace  objects that  are
created  from source.   It uses  several other  TAA tools to  provide a
replace  of  Physical and  Logical  files, Display  and  Printer files,
Commands,  Modules,  and Programs.    RPLOBJ  can  run  over  a  single
object, generic objects, or all objects in a library.

RPLOBJ allows  a simple  means of changing  one or more  source members
and then re-creating one or more objects.

A typical command to replace all ABC objects would be:

             RPLOBJ    OBJ(ABC*)

Any  ABC objects on the  library list of type  *FILE, *CMD, *MODULE, or
*PGM would be  replaced.   A message  would exist for  each ABC  object
found of the  supported types.  A summary message  describes the counts
of  the types  that were created.   A  listing is optional  (instead of
detail messages).

If the replace  fails, the existing  object will remain.   The  compile
spooled file will remain and a flag occurs on the printed listing.

Another typical command would be:

             RPLOBJ    OBJ(xxx/*ALL)

This would replace all supported object types in the named library.

RPLOBJ  relies  on  the information  in  the  object  description  that
describes where  the source was  when the object  was created.   If the
source  no  longer  exists, the  object  is  flagged.   The  source for
single  module ILE  programs  is  determined  by  the use  of  the  TAA
command  RTVILEMODA and  the program  will be  replaced.   Multi-module
ILE programs and *SRVPGM objects are supported.

If  you use a strategy of  moving an object after  it has been created,
see the  CHGOBJSRC  tool  which  allows you  to  change  the  reference
information within the object for where the source exists.

RPLOBJ Processing

RPLOBJ begins  by creating  an outfile  of the  supported types  *FILE,
*CMD, *MODULE, and *PGM.

Each  of the  supported types  is  re-created by  a specific  TAA Tool.
Prior to  the re-create,  internal RTV  commands extract  the  existing
attributes  of the  object  and include  them  on the  appropriate  CRT

For example,  the CRTDSPF command supports the  RSTDSP parameter.  This
value  must be  specified on  the command  and is  not part of  the DDS
source used to  create the file.   The attribute  will be retrieved  by
the  internal RTV  command  and  specified on  the  CRTDSPF command  to
create  the new version.   The DDS  source is used as  specified in the

The outfile of objects  is then processed  by multiple programs in  the
following sequence:

  **   Physical files.   The TAA Tool RPLPF  is used.  This  will cause
       any  Physical file  to be re-created  and any  dependent logical
       files.  The same  members are created and  data is copied  using
       CPYF with FMTOPT(*MAP and  *DROP).  This allows for  simple file
       changes such  as adding a  field, deleting a  field, expanding a
       field, etc.

  **   Logical  files.    Any  logical  files  that  are  dependent  on
       physical files  that are also  being re-created  in this use  of
       RPLOBJ are re-created  by the prior step which  uses RPLPF.  Any
       other logical files are re-created using RPLLF.

       Note  that in the messages or listing,  it will appear as if all
       logical  files  were  created  after  all  physical   files  are

  **   Commands.   Any command  objects are  replaced using the  RPLCMD

  **   Modules.    Any module  objects  are replaced  using  the RPLMOD
       tool.   This supports  the source  types CLE,  CLLE, CBLLE,  and

  **   Programs.   Any program  objects are  replaced using the  RPLPGM
       tool.   This supports most  source types.   However, only single
       module ILE programs of type CLLE and RPGLE are supported.

If  any errors occur, the objects  are flagged.  An exception condition
exists for  *FILE objects  that were not  created from  source such  as
Physical files  created by specifying  the RCDLEN parameter  or Printer
files  that do not  have source.   If the  object does  not include any
source information for these objects,  they are flagged as  exceptions,
but are not considered to be errors.


  **   You must be authorized to delete any objects being replaced.

  **   The source  must be where  the object information  describes its

  **   Each of  the TAA RPLxxx commands has  minor restrictions where a
       re-create cannot  be performed  or seldom  used parameters  that
       may have  specified on the  CRT are not  handled.  Most  typical
       functions are supported including multi-module ILE programs.

  **   See the OBJ parameter for use of a specific object name.

RPLOBJ escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    No objects were found
      TAA9892    RPLOBJ completed, but found errors

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

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   OBJ           The qualified  name of the  object to be  replaced.  A
                 specific  name, a  generic name, or  the special value
                 *ALL  may  be used  for  all  objects  in  a  specific
                 library.    The  library   value  defaults  to  *LIBL.
                 *CURLIB may also be used.

                 If  a specific object is named  with a library name of
                 *LIBL or *USRLIBL,  the DSPOBJD  system command  (used
                 to  build the  outfile that  will  be processed)  will
                 return  only the first  instance where  the object was
                 found.  The  same name in  libraries further down  the
                 library list will be  ignored.  This is not  true if a
                 generic name is specified.

   OBJTYPE       The object  type to be replaced.   The default is *ALL
                 for all of the supported types.

                 *PGMMOD  may  be  specified  when  objects  should  be
                 created to allow a  save to a previous release.   *PGM
                 and *MODULE  objects are  re-created.  *FILE  and *CMD
                 objects  are  not  created  as  they  can  normally be
                 saved to a previous release.

                 *CMD, *FILE, *MODULE,  or *PGM  may also be  specified
                 to create the specific object types.

   TGTRLS        The  target  release  of  the programs  that  will  be
                 replaced.   This is the same value  as used on several
                 CRT program commands  and is  passed thru  to the  CRT

                 *CURRENT  is the  default.    *PRV may  be  specified.
                 Use the  command prompter to see  the specific release
                 names that may also be entered.

   GENLVL        The    generation   severity   level   specifies   the
                 diagnostic-message severity  level  at which  creation
                 of the program stops.

                 *DFT  is  the default  which  is  passed  thru to  the
                 CRTRPGxxx  or CRTCBLxxx  commands  to use  the default
                 supplied by the compilers.

                 A specific  value between  1 and  50  may be  entered,
                 but see the specific command for a narrower range.

   DLTSPLF       A  *YES/*NO parameter  that  determines  if a  spooled
                 file  created by a  CRTxxx command will  be deleted if
                 a  successful  create  is  achieved.    *YES  is   the
                 default to delete any such spooled files.

                 Note that  specifying *YES will  not cause  a deletion
                 of  a spooled  file where  the CRTxxx  command failed.
                 These  are always retained.   Specifying *YES does not
                 apply to the LISTING parameter.

                 *NO may  be specified  to retain  all created  spooled

   LISTING       A *YES/*NO  parameter for whether to  print a listing.
                 Summary  messages always  occur.   The default  is *NO
                 which causes  individual messages  to occur  for  each
                 object that was processed.

                 *YES  may be  specified to  cause a  listing with  one
                 line for each object processed.


See the Considerations section.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CRTDUPPF        Create duplicate physical file
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     RPLCMD          Replace command
     RPLDSPF         Replace display file
     RPLLF           Replace logical file
     RPLMOD          Replace module
     RPLPF           Replace physical file
     RPLPGM          Replace program
     RPLPRTF         Replace printer file
     RTVILEMODA      Retrieve ILE module attributes
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     SNDSTSMSG       Send status message
     WRTDBF          Write data base file


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

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

   RPLOBJ        *CMD                   TAAOBKK       QATTCMD
   TAAOBKKC      *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC      QATTCL
   TAAOBKKC11    *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC11    QATTCL
   TAAOBKKC12    *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC12    QATTCL
   TAAOBKKC13    *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC13    QATTCL
   TAAOBKKC14    *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC14    QATTCL
   TAAOBKKC21    *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC21    QATTCL
   TAAOBKKC31    *PGM       CLP         TAAOBKKC31    QATTCL
   TAAOBKKR      *PGM       RPG         TAAOBKKR      QATTRPG
   TAAOBKKR21    *PGM       RPG         TAAOBKKR21    QATTRPG
   TAAOBKKP      *FILE      PR          TAAOBKKP      QATTDDS

The  TAAOBKKP file is created  in QTEMP as TAAWORK  to hold the message
text if detail messages are output.


RPLOBJ      Cmd
   TAAOBKKC   CL pgm
     TAAOBKKC11  Cl pgm - Physical files
       TAAOBKKC21   CL pgm - Logical files
         TAAOBKKR21   RPG pgm - Chains to LF creates
       TAAOBKKC31   CL pgm - Display and printer files
     TAAOBKKC12  Cl pgm - Commands
     TAAOBKKC13  Cl pgm - Modules
     TAAOBKKC14  Cl pgm - Programs
     TAAOBKKR    RPG pgm  - Prints listing (called by many pgms)

Added to TAA Productivity tools February 1, 2001

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