The TAA Productivity Tools are shipped in both object and source form.
- The object form includes various object types such as commands,
programs, and display files. Most of the objects exist in the
TAATOOL library. A few security sensitive objects exist in the
- The source is stored in the TAA archive in TAATOOL. The archive is
a series of data base files. A similar concept (but not the same
details) exists with the SRCARC tool.
You must have *USE authority to the TAASRCACC authorization list
to display source (non-text) from the TAA Archive. You must also
have *USE authority to copy any member from the archive or to use
The TAA Archive requires must less space on your system than
normal source members. You can display the information that exists
in the archive. You can also copy out the source for a single
member, a single tool, or all of the source.
The archive also includes members which are the text documentation for
all of the tools (no external manual exists).
The basic way to use the Archive is to use the command:
This provides a subfile of tools/members. From the subfile display,
- Position to a tool
- Print or display the tool documentation
- Copy out a tool (copy to a normal source member)
- Display heading information about the tool including a one
- Display or print the source members that make up the tool
Each of the options is a separate command that can be run directly.
In addition, there are other commands that let you access the member
attributes or scan the source that exists in the archive.
The DSPTAA command is the command you should be familiar with to
display or print any tool or source member. For example, to see the
tool documentation for the ADDDAT tool, you would specify:
To print the tool, you would specify:
DSPTAA TAAARCMBR(ADDDAT) OUTPUT(*PRINT)
If you display the tool, the F6 function key is available to 'Print
and return' so that you do not have to issue another command to print
the data you are displaying.
To understand more about the archive and how to copy source out of the
Copyright TAA Tools, Inc. 1995, 2021
Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995