We use the 'Last used date' to see when the file was last accessed. Just remember that the program that populates those files during the weekend run will also change the ‘Last used date’. I would suggest that you look at this file on the day before your weekend run. This way you would see if the file(s) have been accessed.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Robert Munday
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 7:15 AM
To: Midrange List
Subject: Date Last Used
Greetings from sunny Florida.
I am researching to determine if a set of files are being used. If they are not being used, we can deactivate a program which populates these files during a weekend run and can save six hours of processing time. Most of the function of these files have been replaced by other programs populating other files in the data warehouse.
While doing a WRKOBJ, option 8, I can see that my file has a last used date of today. Is this my absolute indicator that this file was used today? Would a backup of this file cause the last used date to change? I have several files in this set which have no last used date at all.
Change date/time . . . . . . . . . : 10/25/03 21:16:10
Usage data collected . . . . . . . : YES
Last used date . . . . . . . . . . : 09/22/08
Days used count . . . . . . . . . : 514
Munday Software Consultants
on assignment in Jacksonville, FL
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