David

At 01:24 PM 11/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I need the help of some activation group experts!
>
>First the background:
>       I have a trigger program (TRGR_PGM), that is called after a record is
>added to 
>       a history file (HIST_FILE).  On any day, 500 - 1000 recs are added to
>HIST_FILE.
>       The recs are added to HIST_FILE from 1 of 4 possible OPM RPG/400 
>programs
>       running in batch.  My trigger program, (TRGR_PGM), is written in RPG IV.
>       
>Here's my question:
>       My concern is I don't want to activate TRGR_PGM each of the 500 - 1000
>times/day
>       that it runs.  When I create TRGR_PGM, using the CRTBNDRPG command, 
>       if I take the default on "default activation group (*YES)", then 
>TRGR_PGM 
>       will be run as a OPM program (this is known as compatibility mode).  I'm
>not doing
>       any binding in TRGR_PGM, so maybe this is OK.  Will the default 
>activation
>group
>       get deleted after each time TRGR_PGM is called?  Would I be better off
>using
>       a named activation group (either QILE or some other)?
>
>Also:
>       I do not know the last time each day that TRGR_PGM will be used.  If I 
>am
>       using a persistent activation group, do I have to do a RCLRSC/RCLACTGRP?
>       The only way I can think of to do this is to put the RCLRSC/RCLACTGRP
>       in our nightly BACKOFF before ending our subsystems.  We IPL once/week.
>       Is there any reason I really need to get rid of a persistent activation
>group,
>       since TRGR_PGM will be used every day?

I'm no expert, but here's what we use:

Default activation group *NO
Activation group *CALLER

I think we had to make copies of the CRTBNDxxx commands and change the
defaults.

HTH

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 371-1111 x480


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