At 10:04 AM 5/1/98 -0600, Bill Megenity wrote:
>I am working in an environment in which we are moving from the S36EE to   
>Native mode. We are currently running on an AS/400 510 (Risc) and OS/400   
>V3R7. We have many CL programs (converted from OCL) in which we make   
>heavy use of the user switches U1-U8. Is there a method/utility/command   
>by which we can save/suspend the user switch settings, reset them for use   
>in another procedure and then restore them to their original settings   
>when we return to the calling procedure? Are user switches still being   
>used or are they replaced by newer techniques?


I think in your situation I might write a pair of commands like SAVSWSET and 
RSTSWSET, convert the current settings to ones and zeros and park/retrieve them 
to/from a data area or a file keyed on job number. This approach would probably 
also require a cleanup program to keep things nice and tidy if a job abended.

Switch settings are not used very much anymore. Usually conditioning is done 
with parameters.


Pete Hall

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