The main reason that I have modified the startup program in the past is to
run a program that I want to start as soon as the system starts, not
necessarily when the Job Scheduler wants to start. For example, at a
previous employer we had a program that sat and waited for orders to come in
over the wire and then sent them through the normal order processing cycle;
didn't want to have to remember to start it (which was what was happening
until I got there).
Also, speaking of the Job Scheduler, I wrote a report that listed the jobs
on the scheduler. This was handy because I often set up jobs to *not*
resubmit automatically; auto-resubmit caused a problem once when we came
back from a power outage. The startup job kicks in whenever QCTL (or is it
the controlling subsystem?) starts, which includes after a Save 21. So I
put the report in the startup program as well as on our system menu.
Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
If you can't convince them, confuse them. -Harry S Truman