• Subject: Re: APPC File Transfer
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 08:49:27 -0500
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

LAN400GEEK@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 97-11-12 12:24:37 EST, you write:
> <<
>  I have two AS/400 systems that need to do file transfer 2 or 3 times a
>  night.  I have a LINE/CTL/APPCDEV defined on each system.  I can
>  passthru and do file transfer fine.
>  My problem occurs when the called number is busy.
>  A batch job varies on the line, then uses DDM to transfer records from
>  the file.  QSYSOPR gets a message controller not contacted, and my batch
>  job hangs.  I can't monitor for the message in my CLP until someone
>  answers the message in QSYSOPR.
> Reply:
> Although this may not be much better than the reply list method it is worth
> considering.  I had a similar setup in the past (on V2R2 of OS/400) and I had
> the job description set to *DFT for replies ('C') and monitored for the
> corresponding message in the CL which looped to a DLYJOB for 15 minutes and
> re-ran the process.  (I also had this CL update a DTAARA counter and cancel
> the program at a specific value so it would not run all night in the loop (to
> avoid backup conflicts) as well as send a message to my personal queue so I
> could adjust the initial submission times based on the message timestamps
> over a two week period, etc.)
> Reid Collier


I'll try the Job description parm to see if it will answer the message in

Art Tostaine, Jr.
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ

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