At 11:23 AM 11/25/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I changed the System Value QQRYTIMLMT to 300 (seconds) to limit the
>query runs to about 5 minutes. 
>In the interactive environment, the user gets the message CPA4259 when
>the query is about take longer than the time limit, with the option to
>continue or cancel the request. That works fine.
>But when the request is executed in batch mode, the message gets
>AUTOMATICALY the default reply 'C', not allowing anyone to enter a
>reply. The only messages sent are 1) the user receives a message saying
>that the system operator received a message, and 2) the system operator
>receives a message saying the 'previous cl command failed' with options
>C, D, I, and R. The reply to this message, obviously, will not allow the
>job to run regardless of the time limit, but will either cancel/ignore
>the query request (options C, D or I) or retry the same query request
>(option R) with the same parameters, just to get the same results.
>Unless, before replying with an 'R', somebody change the system value to
>a greater number.
>What would be the best way to operate, when the job is a 'batch' type,
>to allow someone (the user or the system operator) to use his/her
>judgement to kill the request or to continue.
>We do have many programs with OPNQRYF and I would appreciate if I would
>not have to modify all of them!

Consider the QRYTIMLMT setting for the batch job. This'll override the
system value. It's changed with the CHGQRYA command.


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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