RSTTAASTMF RESTORE TAA STREAM FILE TAATOMG
The Restore TAA Stream File command is designed to restore the PF528
stream file containing a library for TAA tool source or object. The
stream file is the standard name used when revised TAA source or
object is sent to you via an E mail attachment. You must first copy
the E mail attachment into an IFS directory.
After you have restored the library, follow the directions to apply
the fix in the E mail.
Assume you received an E mail with an attachment named PF528
containing the source to correct a TAA Tool.
Once the file has been copied into the IFS, the RSTTAASTMF command
can be used to restore the library.
The library you intend to restore to must not exist (it will be
created by RSTTAASTMF).
A typical command would be:
RSTTAASTMF DIR(/HOME) LIB(TAAxxx)
RSTTAASTMF DIR(/HOME/user) LIB(TAAxxx)
RSTTAASTMF DIR(*HOMDIR) LIB(TAAxxx)
The default stream file name is '/PF528.savf'. RSTTAASTMF would do
- Ensure the library to restore to does not exist
- Ensure the directory exists
- Ensure the stream file exists
- Create a save file in QTEMP
- Copy the stream file to the save file
- Restore the library from the save file
The directory name must begin with a leading '/' and exist. The
special value *HOMDIR may be used if you have a home directory
specified for your user profile. The value of the STMF parameter
(default is '/PF528.SAVF') is concatenated to the directory name to
address the stream file.
SAVLIB vs SAVOBJ
The normal use of RSTTAASTMF is when SAVLIB was used to originally
save all contents of a library. RSTLIB is used to restore the
library and its objects.
If SAVOBJ was used for one or more objects, RSTTAASTMF may still be
used. The command still requires that the library to restore to does
not exist. If SAVOBJ was used, RSTTAASTMF will create the library
and use RSTOBJ to restore the objects.
Assume you received an E mail with an attachment named PF528.STMF
containing the source to correct a TAA Tool.
If you FTP the file, you can copy it directly to a save file. If the
save file does not exist, it will be created. If the save file
exists, it is replaced.
From the FTP session:
quote site namefmt 1 (changes to IFS naming convention)
cd /qsys.lib/targetlib.lib (changes current directory to
bin (changes to binary mode which
is required for save files)
put pcfilename (tosavefilename.savf)
(choose a "tosavefilename")
Notes about the put:
A) If the second parameter is not specified, it is treated as if
it were the same as the first parameter. The second parameter
is required if:
- The pc file's extension is not '.savf' or
- The savefile name on the i5 System is different
from the pc file's name (the part to the left
of the period)
B) Assuming the PC file contains a valid save file, any of the
following could be used:
put pf528.savf (save file pf528 is written)
put pf528.savf myfile.savf (save file myfile is written)
put x.y myfile.savf (save file myfile is written)
put x.savf myfile.savf (save file myfile is written)
The following would be invalid:
put pf528.sav (since the second parameter copies
the first and the extension
is 'sav' and not 'savf', a
a data base file would be written)
put pf528.savf x (since the second parameter's
extension is not .savf, a data
base file would be written)
Once the data is in the save file, you do not need RSTTAASTMF.
RSTLIB LIB(TAAxxx) DEV(*SAVF) SAVF(xxx/PF528)
RSTTAASTMF escape messages you can monitor for
None. Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.
Command parameters *CMD
DIR The directory where the PF528.STMF stream file
exists. You would normally have copied the E mail
attachment to a specific directory in the IFS. Up
to 5000 bytes may be entered.
A simple directory name would be entered without
quotes, but containing a leading /. If the
directory exists, the name is concatenated with the
FROMSTMF parameter value (default is /PF528.SAVF')
and searched for.
The special value *HOMDIR may be used if you have a
home directory specified in your user profile.
Other typical directory entries would be:
SAVLIB The library where the TAA source was saved from.
The library name is normally sent to you as part of
the E mail note describing the revised TAA source.
FROMSTMF The stream file you want to restore from. The
default is '/PF528.SAVF'.
A different value may entered if required. Up to
1000 bytes may be entered.
RSTLIB The library where the TAA source should be restored
to. The default is *SAVLIB meaning the same library
as specified in the SAVLIB parameter. The library
must not exist as it will be created by the tool.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
CHKIFSE Check IFS entry
CHKOBJ2 Check object 2
RTVSAVFD Retrieve save file description
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
SNDSTSMSG Send status message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
RSTTAASTMF *CMD TAATOMG QATTCMD
TAATOMGC *PGM CLP TAATOMGC QATTCL
Added to TAA Productivity Tools
December 15, 2002
Last modified on March 27, 2013
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