Span Commands

AX STATUS

To display status information about Span, enter the following:

mixnumber AX STATUS

where mixnumber is the mix number of Span. Once you enter this AX STATUS command, enter one of these:

  • SMSG (from MARC)
  • MSG (from the ODT)

    Span responses will appear in the system messages.

    The following is an example of Span in the process of extracting:

    #9936 DATABridge Engine: Extracting for CUSTOMER.
    #9936 DBSpan: 908 records replicated (0 skipped).
    #9936 DBSpan: Audit location: AFN=0 ABSN=0.
    #9936 DBSpan: Audit time= January 9, 2010 @ 10:18:05.

    The number of records skipped refers to records skipped because of a filter condition.

AX QUIT

If for any reason you don’t want Span to complete, enter the following command:

mixnumber AX QUIT

where mixnumber is the mix number of OBJECT/DATABRIDGE/SPAN. The AX QUIT command causes Span to terminate at the next quiet point.

After you enter the AX QUIT command, Span displays the message Terminating at next quiet point. The number of records replicated and the number of records skipped is written to the Span report file (MSGFILE).

For example, if the Span mix number is 1234 and you want Span to terminate at the next quiet point, enter the following:

1234AX QUIT

AX HELP

To display the available Span AX commands, enter the following: mixnumber AX HELP

where mixnumber is the mix number of Span.