I don't particularly like the data area approach, but you could create and delete the *DTAARA's in QRPLOBJ. The system does not use this library for data areas, so there would be no conflict there, and it is implicitly cleared on any IPL. Al Al Barsa, Jr. Barsa Consulting Group, LLC 400>390 914-251-1234 914-251-9406 fax http://www.barsaconsulting.com http://www.taatool.com "Fisher, Don" <Dfisher@roomstoree To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> ast.com> cc: Sent by: Subject: RE: Monitor for existing job. midrange-l-admin@mi drange.com 04/09/02 01:04 PM Please respond to midrange-l I personally don't like using a value in a data area to determine whether a job is running. The reason being that jobs can sometimes end without updating the data area with the "not running" value. When I have this requirement I have the job allocate the data area with an exclusive lock. If it fails, then another copy must be running. Hope that helps. Donald R. Fisher, III Project Manager The Roomstore Furniture Company (804) 784-7600 extension 2124 DFisher@roomstoreeast.com <clip> If there is a '1' in the data area, it is running, if there is a '0', it isn't running. <clip> _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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