Hi Ron,

    I don't understand why you want a web app to do the task since it
appears to be an unassisted ( batch ) operation from your description.
Also, generally, you should not use threads in container-managed apps.
Messaging normally provides the best solution.

    But here, I would think of a scheduled job on the AS/400, and there are
schedulers for other systems as well.  Using those, there is only one app
responsible for starting up repetitive jobs.  These jobs can then run and
terminate after processing.  HTH,


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <RPower@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400"
<java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 2:34 PM
Subject: Thread question


I have a need for a web application that I'm writing to do a daily check
for expiry dates, and if any meet criteria, to email people notifying them
of the expiration coming up.
I'm currently creating a thread, then making it sleep for 24 hours and run
again.  Is this efficient to do?  Should I be wary of anything by doing
this?  Or is there a better way to do it?

Ron Power
Programmer
Information Services
City Of St. John's, NL
P.O. Box 908
St. John's, NL
A1C 5M2
709-576-8132
rpower@xxxxxxxxxx
http://www.stjohns.ca/



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