• Subject: Routing Entries / was Re: Signon Information Screen
  • From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 00:39:41 -0400

>Please excuse my ignorance in this manner, but how I can change routing
>Thanks in advance
>Matt Zajac

A routing program is just like any other program.  It just has special

Write a program to do whatever you want to have happen whenever anyone
signs on:  Force them to display their messages, display the on-line
bulletin board, show them their Office/400 Mailbox, write home to Mother,

The last instruction executed in the program should be
        TFRCTL   QCMD

This is usually a CLProgram, but could be RPG.  Try not to clutter up the
program too much; your signon process will be delayed by whatever this
program does.  And, the simpler the program, the less likely it is to get

Make sure the program works!  Compile and test!  This program will be seen
by the whole world!  Well, at least everyone who uses QINTER.

Examine the QINTER susbsystem description.  You will notice there is one
section labeled, "Routing Entries."  Now, I don't know what a plain vanilla
subsystem description looks like any more; ours has been mutiliated until
even IBM wouldn't know it.  (:

However, there are a few routing entries that most Interactive subsystems have:

        An entry, numbered 9999 or other high number with a compare value
of *ANY

        Entries with compare values of QCMDI and/or QCMDB

        'other'  entries

The entries for QCMDI and QCMDB should (?) link to program QCMD.  You need
to replace QCMD with -your- program (which eventually links to program

But first--  CRTDUPOBJ  QINTER  QSYS  *SBSD  TOLIB(yourlib)

And change your normal 'startup' procedure to use -your- copy of QINTER,
not IBM's.  The reason you copy it to 'yourlib' is because installing the
next release of the operation system will restore IBM's SBSD in library
QSYS, undoing all of the work you're about to do.

Now the fun.  You need to use the  CHGRTGE  command.

        CHGRTGE SBSD(yourlib/QINTER) SEQNBR(###) PGM(yourlib/yourpgm)

        Replace the ### with the number of the existing entry with compare
value 'QCMDI.'
        Repeat with the entry for 'QCMDB'

        If you only have QCMDI  or  QCMDB, that's OK.  We probably have
System/38 routing entries.

Or, if there isn't an entry besides the *ANY,

        ADDRTGE SBSD(yourlib/QINTER) SEQNBR(###) PGM(yourlib/yourpgm)

        PROMPT THIS COMMAND!  I'm not sure about the CMPVAL parm!!!

        Repeat for CMPVAL('QCMDB' 1)

        If you've done any system tuning, the POOLID may need the number
you've previously set.

        Replace the ### with a unique number less than the 9999 of the *ANY

When you sign on to the QINTER subsystem your job is compared to the
'Compare Values' in the routing entries.  When a match is found, your job
executes the 'Program' in the entry.

The comparison is done in order by the 'Sequence Number.'

The *ALL entry is a 'catch all;' if your job doesn't match any other entry,
it -will- match the *ANY entry.

Now, sign on to a terminal session.    TFRJOB  QCTL  and sign on again, but
make sure the signon screen has been issued by subsystem QCTL.


ENDSBS QINTER   <--- all of your signon screens will disappear

DSPSBS QINTER    <--- repeat until you get a screen that lets you know
nothing was found

STRSBS yourlib/QINTER      <--- your signon screens should re-appear

Find another terminal session.  Check to see if it's for QINTER.  Sign on
and see if your program does what you had in mind.


        - You're still signed on at a different terminal session to the
QCTL sbs.

        - If you've made your own copy of QINTER, the original is still
there, ready to use.

        - To go back to the original QINTER:

                ENDSBS QINTER
                DSPSBS QINTER  <--- repeat until it's not running
                STRSBS QSYS/QINTER

Good luck!  It only -seems- tricky!  (:

--Paul E Musselman

>Please excuse my ignorance in this manner, but how I can change routing
>Thanks in advance
>Matt Zajac
>>>> PaulMmn <PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com> 09/30 9:27 PM >>>
>Or, change the routing program in the QINTER subsystem.  You'll be able to
>display messages, show the OV/400 New Mail screen, display a special
>message screen, etc. etc.
>--Paul E Musselman
>>If you don't want to mess with the actual signon screen itself, you
>>could include a call to your own display program within the user's
>>This way you could get as fancy as you want, even ask for user feedback,
>>filter messages by user, etc.
>>"McGoldrick,Michael" wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Our IT manager wants us to include a user information screen in the signon
>>> process to the AS400. We have looked at changing the actual signon
>>>screen but
>>> don't want to clutter it with too much information. Is there anyway to
>>>have a
>>> screen simillar to the Signon Information screen included when the user
>>> on. Can this page be edited or can we include our own page(s)?.
>>> Any help would be appreciated,
>>> Thanks,
>>> Michael

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