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While user, job, and program are helpful in auditing of journal entries, they have limited use on server jobs where multiple clients and sessions connect and change data from a pool of jobs (http server for example).
Enhance the fixed length options for journal entries to allow for user specified data. This user specified data could be a fixed size and limited to a maximum size (64 characters is realistic). The data would be supplied by by the job that is writing the journal through a defined method such as an environment variable, data area, or db2 global variable or setting.
The user defined journal data could be used to identify journal entries that were related to a specific client or session, regardless of job. in the job to a client or session id. This is especially useful for jobs where multiple clients or sessions share the same job (http server for example). The server job would first authenticate and authorize the client/session, then set the user defined data before processing the transaction. Any journal entries written would contain the same user defined data.
This user data could then be used to extract all of the activity for the session.
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