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The  Retrieve Spooled  File ID  command  allows you  to  return the  ID
information about a spooled file to a CL program.

A  typical function would  be to determine  the spooled file  number of
the last version of a specific spooled file.

            DCL        &RTNSPLNB2 *CHAR LEN(6)
            RTVSPLFID  SPLF(xxx) SPLNBR(*LAST) +

One  or more return  values may be  specified.  RTVSPLFID  uses the API

The internal job ID  and spool ID values  can also be returned for  use
with APIs.

Accessing the spooled file number from the Feedback area

An  alternative solution  is to  use  the information  supplied in  the
file  feedback area to access  the assigned spooled  file number.  When
you open a  spooled file, the  system assigns the  spooled file  number
and it is placed in the feedback area.

A good  choice when  you want  this technique  is to  use the  TAA Tool
FILEFDBCK to  provide externally described data  for the feedback area.
Different files are supplied for  data base, workstation, and  printer.
Each file  is  intended to  be used  for an  externally described  data
structure.   To  access the  printer feedback,  you  want the  TAA file

For  example, if you wanted  to access the spooled  file number for the
QPRINT file, you would do the following:

     FQPRINT  O   F     132     OF     PRINTER      KINFDS FDBCKP
     I* File feedback area defined by TAA FILEFDBCK tool
     C* The name of the spooled file number assigned is FPSNBR.
     C*   It is defined as *CHAR LEN(4).
     C*   You could move it with the following statement
     C                     MOVE FPSNBR    XXXXX

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   SPLF          The spooled file name to be retrieved.

   JOB           The qualified  job  name.   An *  is  the default  and
                 means the current job.

   SPLNBR        The  spooled  file  number.   *ONLY  is  the  default.
                 *LAST  may  be specified  or a  specific  spooled file

   RTNUSER       The return user name.   It must be specified as  *CHAR

   RTNJOBNBR     The  return  job number.    It  must be  specified  as
                 *CHAR LEN(6).

   RTNSPLNBR     The   return  spooled  file   number.     It  must  be
                 specified as *CHAR LEN(4).

                 If the spooled  file number  is greater  than 9999,  0
                 will be returned.  Use RTNSPLNB2 instead.

   RTNSPLNB2     The  return   spooled  file  number.     It   must  be
                 specified as *CHAR LEN(6).

   INTJOBID      The return  internal job ID.  It  must be specified as
                 *CHAR LEN(16).

   INTSPLFID     The  return spooled file ID.   It must be specified as
                 *CHAR LEN(16).


Because the command  returns variables,  it can only  be executed in  a
CL program.




None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

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

   RTVSPLFID     *CMD                   TAASPLO       QATTCMD
   TAASPLOC      *PGM       CLP         TAASPLOC      QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995

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