Run Info Utility in Interactive Mode

You can run the DATABridge Info utility in interactive mode to find the first quiet point in an audit trail from a specified AFN and ABSN and use that information (that is, AFN, ABSN, SEG, and INX) to configure Span Accessory or a DATABridge Client after a rollback. (Run DATABridge Info in normal mode to determine the current AFN and ABSN.)

DATABridge Info in interactive mode uses a remote file interface.

To run Info Utility in interactive mode

  1. Start the Info utility in interactive mode by typing the following command. You must include the quotation marks.

    START WFL/DATABRIDGE/DBINFO ("databasename", "parameter [ON diskfamilyname] " [, "logicaldatabasename"])

    where databasename indicates the title of the DESCRIPTION file without the DESCRIPTION node, parameter is one of the following parameters that initiate interactive mode, and diskfamilyname is the pack DATABridge Info will use for reading the audit files (the default is the primary audit pack specified in the DASDL).

    All of the following parameters initiate interactive mode, so use the parameter that is easiest for you to remember:

    FINDQPT
    FIND
    QPT
    FIND QPT
    FIRSTQPT
    FIRST
    FIRST QPT

  2. When prompted, type the AFN and the ABSN in the following format. The AFN cannot be the current audit file (unless you have DATABridge Plus), and the ABSN must be a value of two or greater. The ABSN does not have to be in the specified audit file. DATABridge Info will stop at the first QPT that has an ABSN greater than or equal to the specified ABSN.

    Note: If you do not know the ABSN, enter 2 and DATABridge Info will use the first quiet point in the specified file.

    <AFN>space<ABSN>

  3. Press transmit.

    The DATABridge Info Interactive accessory returns the AFN, ABSN, SEG, INX, and time stamp for the first quiet point after the specified AFN and ABSN.

    For example:

    Quiet point found on December 9, 2009 @ 09:12:17 at audit location

    AFN = 18 ABSN = 17090 SEG = 9 INX = 10

    Please enter <AFN> space <ABSN> or ?END

  4. To search for another quiet point, type the AFN and the ABSN and then press transmit. To quit the DATABridge Info Interactive accessory, type ?END and then press transmit.

    Example

    The following example uses a sample database named BANKDB:

    START WFL/DATABRIDGE/DBINFO ("(USER)BANKDB ON HOST","QPT")

    The following prompt appears:

    Please enter <AFN> space <ABSN> or ?END

    Enter the AFN and ABSN to specify the starting point of the search. Using the example in step 2, you would enter:

    18 17090

    DATABridge Info returns the following:

    Searching from AFN 18 ABSN 17090 ...

    Quiet point found on December 9, 2009 @ 09:12:17 at audit location

    AFN = 18 ABSN = 17090 SEG = 9 INX = 10

    Please enter <AFN> space <ABSN> or ?END