At the beginning, you won't understand many of the QSYSOPR messages. If you see a message you don't understand, do not ignore it or enter an option. Get help by moving the cursor to the message in question and pressing the Help key or the F1 key.
When you press Help or F1, the system displays another panel with a more detailed explanation of the message, what caused it (there may be more than one possible explanation), and what you can do to solve the problem.
See Figure 3.2 for an example.
The help panel also explains what replies you can give and what the system will do in each case. It will even let you enter your reply directly from the help panel.
Checking System Activity
When users want the i5 to perform a task, they start jobs. Often, you will need to find out what jobs are running in the system, how far they have progressed, or what printed output they are producing. The i5 gives you a wealth of information about jobs.
Commands to Work with Jobs
You can look up jobs using several different commands:
All three commands provide typical "work with" panels from which you can key in option
An option 5 entered at any of the WRKXXXJOB
commands displays the job information. Option 5 runs the Display
Job (DSPJOB) command. You can either press
If you press Enter, the
If you press F4 , you can select the option directly by entering a code in the option parameter.
The first few options in the menu are for "static"
information, such as when the job
The DSPJOB command shows a lot of information, and no danger of harming the job exists because you only are displaying data. The system will not let you change anything, no matter how much authority you have.