If the files are important enough to enable logging via triggers for later review, they are probably important enough to have journaling enabled. And journaling enables transaction isolation which is another step forward which is good for important files.

Look at the output from using the CMPJRNIMG command to see if that produces acceptable output for the requirements. And of course if the input to the command for requesting that output is usable.

There is also the option to copy records from the journal into a [likeness of a] temporary version of the file against which a query report can be run to provide a report; e.g. STRQMQRY, where each *QMQRY could be the query defined against the DSPJRN output file, and accept variables to vary the results.

Regards, Chuck

tim wrote:

<<SNIP>> But the journaling suggestion looks intriguing. I have
never worked with triggers before. It looks like the journal
store the entire record and not just the changed field(s).
So, with that, it looks like I still have to find out what
changed and be able to display it to the users.

So, trigger or journal, or ???....

Feedback always appreciated...

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