SCNOPNQRYF SCAN FOR OPNQRYF TAACLQP
The Scan for OPNQRYF command scans a specified source file for the
use of OPNQRYF. SCNOPNQRYF is an option on the SCN2000 command and
is intended for year 2000 considerations and other uses.
A typical command would be:
SCNOPNQRYF SRCFILE(QCLSRC) MBR(*ALL)
You may also scan a single member or a generic member name. A
spooled file is created with one line for each statement that
contains the string 'OPNQRYF'. The statement that follows the
OPNQRYF statement is also listed to assist you in determining if any
When attempting to determine year 2000 considerations, the OPNQRYF
command can be overlooked. It is possible to use the QRYSLT, KEYFLD,
GRPFLD, or MAPFLD parameters so that OPNQRYF will give misleading
results in the year 2000. Because of the complexity of the OPNQRYF
statement, any use of the command should be reviewed manually.
In many cases it is impossible to determine if there are year 2000
considerations by just examining the OPNQRYF command. For example,
the QRYSLT parameter may be built by a prior command. This occurs
with the use of the BLDQRYSLT command (part of the QRYF tool) which
provides a return variable to be used for QRYSLT. A typical OPNQRYF
statement may read:
OPNQRYF FILE(xxx) QRYSLT(&QRYSLT) ...
In addition, some complex uses of the OPNQRYF command may cause the
entire command to be built in a variable and then executed using
QCMDEXC. This same technique may also be used in any HLL program
(not just CL). Or OPNQRYF may be used in a CL job stream (not a CL
program). Because of these techniques, the system PRTCMDUSG command
cannot be used to find all potential uses of OPNQRYF.
The output of SCNOPNQRYF is a spooled file with one line per
statement that contains the string 'OPNQRYF'. If no usage of OPNQRYF
is found, no spooled file is created. A completion message states
whether a spooled file exists. The SCNSRC tool is used to perform
By reviewing any generated spooled files, you can determine what
source members must be examined in detail.
The typical kinds of things you should look for to ensure valid use
of OPNQRYF in the year 2000 are:
** Does the QRYSLT statement include any *GT, *GE, *LT, *LE
comparisons involving date fields.
** Does the KEYFLD parameter contain any date fields.
** Does the GRPFLD parameter contain any date fields.
** Do any MAPFLD statements contain references to date fields.
Command parameters *CMD
SRCFILE The qualified file name of the source file to be
scanned. The default is QCLSRC. The library value
defaults to *LIBL. *CURLIB may also be used.
MBR The member to be scanned for. *ALL is the default
to scan all members of the source file. A specific
member name or a generic member name may be scanned
The use of a generic name causes all members to be
opened and may not be as efficient as required.
Assuming a century for sequencing on 6 character/digit dates
If you have a 6 byte or 6 digit date field, you can assume a century
by the use of MAPFLD statements. The following code assumes the date
is a 6 byte field in YYMMDD sequence.
The MAPFLD statements generate a CYYMMDD value and place it in an
unused field in the same data base record (FLD2 in the example). You
can only sequence on a field in the data base record so an 'unused'
field in the application is used to hold the new date format. The
sequencing field must be at least 7 characters to hold the CYYMMDD
value. The file name used in the code is TSTDATP:
OVRDBF FILE(TSTDATP) SHARE(*YES)
OPNQRYF FILE((TSTDATP)) KEYFLD((FLD2)) MAPFLD( +
(YYA '%SST(YMD6 1 2)') +
(YYB YYA *ZONED 2 0) +
(YYC '(139 - YYB)' *ZONED 3 0) +
(YYD YYC *CHAR 3) +
(CEN '%SST(YYD 1 1)') +
(FLD2 'CEN *CAT YMD6'))
CALL PGM(xxx) /* Reads sequenced TSTDATP file */
The technique used is to extract the YY value, convert it to zoned,
subtract it from 139, and convert the 3 digit answer to a 3 character
field. The high order digit is then extracted and concatenated with
the YYMMDD date to produce a CYYMMDD value.
If your date is in packed format, you must first convert it to
character with the %DIGITS function such as:
If your date is in zoned format, you must first convert it to
character with a MAPFLD statement such as:
If the format of the date field is other than YYMMDD, you must
extract the YY portion of the date from the correct positions. For
example, if you have an MMDDYY format, the first MAPFLD statement in
the example would be:
MAPFLD((YYA '%SST(MDY6 5 2)'))
The string 'OPNQRYF' must appear in a single source statement.
The SCNSRC command which is used internally has a limit of a 112 byte
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
CHKGENERC Check generic
SCNSRC Scan source
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
SCNOPNQRYF *CMD TAACLQP QATTCMD
TAACLQPC *PGM CLP TAACLQPC QATTCL
Added to TAA Productivity Tools
October 1, 1996
Last modified on March 27, 2013
© 1995, 2013 - Jim Sloan, Inc.