Michael, I don't uses SYSOUT for the same reason - the job log gets full rather quickly. IMO, adding a print file (like QPRINT) to the program is the easiest way to accomplish the task. In fact, nearly all of my programs (interactive and batch) have print files defined "just in case" ;-) Terry Winchester Programmer/Analyst ________________________________ The Raymond Corporation terry.winchester@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
-----Original Message----- From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Rosinger Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 6:18 AM To: cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [COBOL400-L] SYSOUT vs. QPRINT for debug-type information... List, Another ILE/COBOL newbie question. I was running a test program where I was issuing a lot of DISPLAY UPON SYSOUT messages for debug purposes. The job was cancelled by the system because "the size of the message queue for job xxx reached the maximum size". I see from the output that in addition to the lines I was interested in seeing there were lots of system-generated stuff that I did not care about. In the mainframe world, we are used to using a lot of DISPLAY UPON SYSLST (if need be) and they just get routed to a different spooled entry which is separate from any of the other reports the program may generate. It's readily accessible if you happen to need it to verify a problem and easily discarded if you don't. So, in the iSeries world, what is the "acceptable" way to create printed output for debug and tracking purposes? Coding a DISPLAY UPON SYSOUT is, of course, easier than defining and writing to a print file, but it's not a big deal if that is what must be done. Your suggestions please? TIA -- Regards, Michael Rosinger Systems Programmer / DBA Computer Credit, Inc. 640 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336-761-1524 m rosinger at cciws dot com -- This is the COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 (COBOL400-L) mailing list To post a message email: COBOL400-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cobol400-l or email: COBOL400-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cobol400-l.
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