TAA Tools

TAA Productivity Tools

Refresh Date: Apr 15, 2017
Refresh Number: 66
Applies to IBM i Releases 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3

The TAA Productivity Tools are licensed to a specific serial number and software tier. You may install the TAA Productivity Tools on an unlicensed system for a maximum of seven days. After this you will need a demo license or a full license. Keys for either may be obtained by contacting TAA Tools support.

You should not attempt to install the TAA Productivity Tools unless you have at least 2 GB of free space on your system. If you have less than 2 GB of free space, see the section later in this document. After the install is completed, the TAA Productivity Tools require approximately 600 MB.

The TAATOOL objects are shipped in a compressed form. The size of the TAATOOL library will increase as you use the objects.

The TAA Archive is standard and contains a compressed version of all of the source. If you have a full license, you may display or 'copy out' any of the source. After installing, see the CPYTAA, CPYTAA2, or CPYTAAALL commands to 'copy out' the source.

If you have changed the defaults for the system RSTLIB command in QSYS, you must change back to the system defaults.


You can contact support by emailing support or calling 507-258-5182. Telephone support is available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time.


Full documentation for all tools is available on our web site: http://taatool.com/.

After installation, all documentation for the TAA Tools is available within the tool itself. Use the WRKTAA command to see the tool documentation. Use the HELPTAA command to view all of the "How To" documentation for the tools.

Normal Installation

Either the CD or equivalent CD image can be used to install the TAA Productivity Tools (TAATOOL) on IBM i. If you are installing from a CD image see the Remote Install instructions first.

To install the TAA Productivity Tools, do one of the following options:

The install process will display a series of prompt screens with help text and options. Using Function keys, you may access more text about the product. You may specify options such as whether to have a separate command library.

The install work is done by a program that is automatically submitted to batch. You may specify when the batch job is to run. It takes about an hour to install the product on a dedicated small system. Installing the product will delete the existing tools.

You should ensure that no user is using a tool during the batch installation.

If the TAA Productivity Tools are successfully installed, the install libraries TAAINS, TAAINSLIC, and TAAINS2 are automatically deleted.

Installing if you have less than 2 GB of free storage

Enter the following command to determine the state of any existing install. You can gain some space to do new install by working with this existing install.


Depending on the results of this command you can do one of the following.

If you need to free up more space to reach the 2 GB value, you may need to save some of your objects, delete the space that was used and then restore them after the TAA Productivity Tools are installed.