October 28

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Write RPG joblog messages – simple code example

By NickLitten

October 28, 2014

#RPG, #code, #example, #ILE, #joblog, #Qp0zLprintf, #RPGLE, #snippet

RPG CODE EXAMPLE – “Write to joblog”

Write to joblog lets us send messages from inside a running RPG program. It’s simple using one of IBM’s API’s – Qp0zLprintf

I’ve used this little technique for ever. Simple define a procedure calling the API (in this example I call it “writejoblog”) and then in your mainline code you can just use the “writejoblog” command and squirt things into the joblog. I find this really useful when testing webservices, or anyh other batch processes, and cant be bothered to debug with a service job but just want to quickly write values to the joblog to trace what it’s upto.

RPGLE Code Example

H OPTION(*SRCSTMT) DFTACTGRP(*NO) D writeJobLog PR 10I 0 ExtProc('Qp0zLprintf')
D logMsg * Value OPTIONS(*STRING)
D s1 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s2 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s3 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s4 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s5 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s6 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s7 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s8 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s9 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)
D s10 * Value OPTIONS(*STRING:*NOPASS)

once you have defined this you can just use the writeJobLog opcode in your mainline:

writeJobLog ( 'Invalid Customer Number %s %s' : '1234' : 'ABC Customer' );
writeJobLog (X'25');  // EBCDIC code for carriage return

So – that’s a simple code example using older style RPG.

Don’t do that – DO THIS!

This blog is from way back in 2014 – So, let’s update it into RPG4 /FREE

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