Using TURNOVER in an IBM i iASP Environment

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June 25, 2019

TURNOVER and IBM i ASP (Auxiliary Storage Pools)

Unicom (who bought out ‘Softlanding Systems’) recommends upgrading to TURNOVER V101 before implementing iASP technology.

It recommends it because it only works on V101 😉

The main thing to remember is that you need to set your job, or session, to use the iASP before going into TURNOVER. You can do this by controlling your job with the JOBD ASPGRP or by issing a command line change: CHGSBSD SBSD(TSERVER) ASPGRP(‘my_iASP’)

Update TURNOVER install subsystem to use the new iASP

I had to change the TSERVER subsystem and related job descriptions to point at the iASP:


The following job descriptions were set to INLASPGRP(‘my_iASP’)

Description  Library     Text                                            
HELPDESK     SOFTTURN    TurnOver C/S Job Description                    
TURCRARE SOFTTURN Turnover auto-received JOBD for production syste
TURNESCQ SOFTTURN JobD for TurnOver Escalation Queue
TURNOVER SOFTTURN Turnover Job Description
WDAUTO SOFTTURN Wisedesk Dynamic Updating Autostart Job

CHGUSRPRF USRPRF(TURNOVER) JOBD(SOFTTURN/TURNOVER) – because it must use a job description specifying the new ASP

When the distribution is transmitted to IASPSYSTEM they are installed to distribution libraries which are automatically created in *SYSBASE

The form will show as status received (REVD)

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To run the forms we simply need to set our job into the ASP that the target library will be installed to

SETASPGRP ASPGRP('my_iASP')  >  TURNOVER  >  6. Work with forms  >  7=Run form
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Form ready to RUN
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Form passes Error Checking
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After running you can check the object shows in your new iASP

In this case the promoted program (PROOF) was successfully installed to library TESTQAOBJ in ASP ‘my_iASP’


If you go into Turnover without setting your iASP group, when you try to install to a library that is in the iASP it will show error Error: Target library &LIBRARY not found.

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cant find the library

Lesson to Remember

If TURNOVER cannot see the library, but you know it exists, then you have not set your iASP group for your signon session.


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

Nick Litten

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