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SI67897 - OSP-OTHER Simple Program Conversion Capability

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OSP-OTHER Simple Program Conversion Capability


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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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Programs, service programs, and modules can be converted using
the Change Program (CHGPGM), Change Service Program (CHGSRVPGM)
and Change Module (CHGMOD) commands with the force creation
option (FRCCRT(*YES)).  However, the change commands require
that the objects have sufficient creation data.   Sufficient
creation data is indicated by a value of *YES on the "All
creation data" field of the Display Module (DSPMOD) command for
modules, the Display Service program (DSPSRVPGM) command for
service programs, or the Display Program (DSPPGM) command for
ILE programs.  For OPM programs sufficient creation data is
indicated by a value of *ALL on the "Observable information"
field of the Display Program (DSPPGM) command.

Objects that have a value of *UNOBS for the "All creation data"
or "Observable information" field currently can only be
converted during a restore operation, using commands such as
Restore Object (RSTOBJ) or Restore Licensed Program (RSTLICPGM)
command, specifying the FRCOBJCVN(*YES *ALL) parameter.

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'SE69610' :
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A new program, QBNCVTPGM, has been created to simplify object
conversion.  It can be used even if the object's creation data
is listed as *UNOBS, eliminating the need to save and restore
the objects.  It can also be used to convert those objects that
can be handled with the Change commands.

QBNCVTPGM can be used to convert a single program, service
program, or module.  For example, to convert a single program
MYPGM in library MYLIB, the QBNCVTPGM program can be used:

CALL PGM(QSYS/QBNCVTPGM) PARM(MYPGM MYLIB *PGM)

A developerWorks article exists to further describe this new
tool.  The article also provides a CL program, showing how
QBNCVTPGM can be used.  It can be found at:

http://ibm.biz/ibmi-simple-conversion

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'SE69610' :
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See the problem description.


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Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R3M0
Licensed Program............... 5770SS1
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR SE69610
Superseded by:...................... View fix details for PTF SI69742
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... C9116730


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R3M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: SI67897

Modified date: 11 September 2018