Thanks everyone for the input. I had a sudden thought while brushing my teeth last night, so here's what I'm trying.

I have created a dataq which I will attach to OUTQs as needed. This means that each time a spool file is created in RDY status a record is written to the dataq. I'm assuming that these spool files will print, since the printers are left on overnight.

I have a short RPG program waiting on the dataq which takes the dataq data and calls a bound CLLE program that uses the TAATOOL/RTVSPLFA command to get me the usrdta, number of pages and number of copies.

I then write the info to a database file.

All my testing worked as expected. I had it waiting on an OUTQ in IT this afternoon and added another OUTQ for overnight. We'll see how it comes out tomorrow.

Sam

On 6/1/2011 10:02 PM, Sam_L wrote:
Our printing is decentralized. I'm trying to figure out what reports our
overnight batch jobs create and which ones actually print, with an eye
to eliminating unnecessary paper usage.


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