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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 17, 2018

Large number of joblogs produced

We are using Infor XA

When jobs run, instead of producing one joblog, they are producing many joblogs of approx. 100 pages. We have examples where hundreds of joblogs are produced. If there is an issue and Infor want the joblog, it is not practical to provide all these joblogs or for someone to review them looking for error messages.

There didn't us to be the case. It has only happened in recent years.

Please increase the size of the joblogs


Use Case:

See above


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 13, 2019

    The algorithm use to implement the *PRTWRAP function in a joblog must find a balance between removing enough messages to perform the wrap, but not taking so long removing messages that it can't keep up with the PQS threshold exceeded events. To accomplish this balance, we remove about 1 megabyte of messages at a time. This has not changed since *PRTWRAP was first implemented, however there are other factors that can affect the size of the printed joblog. Some messages that take up space in the PQS are not printed in the joblog, for example, status messages. So the printed portion of the wrapped joblog may not necessarily show all the messages that were removed from the internal job message queue. Additionally, not every message is necessarily able to be removed during a wrap, for example, scope messages, unanswered inquiry or notify messages, or messages with an action pending such as a request message. In some situations a job may be in a loop that fills the joblog with these types of messages, and we may not be able to remove the desired amount of messages during the wrap. While I can sympathize with the annoyance of many smaller joblogs, the alternative of removing all the messages at once may produce unexpected and unpleasant results.