AS400 Omit Journal Entry

Omit Journal Entry is one way to reduce the storage capacity of journal receivers. Omit journal entry has only two parameters:

  • *NONE, no journal entries have been ignored. All activity of a file or other data object is recorded in a journal. If the Audit wants to find out who is accessing a file, this parameter is needed.
  • *OPNCLO, open-close entries are ignored when recording to journal receivers. Receiver journal size becomes smaller.

Omit Journal Entry *NONE

For example, the SOOLDAT/TESTFILE file uses Omit Journal Entries *NONE, so if we run RUNQRY * N SOOLDAT / TESTFILE it will record the open and close file activity.

Entries with code types F-OP (file open) and F-CL (file close) are recorded by journals.

Omit Journal Entry *OPNCLO

For example, the SOOLDAT/TESTFILE file uses Omit Journal Entries *OPNCLO, so if we run RUNQRY * N SOOLDAT/TESTFILE it will not record the open and close file activity.

Open and close file activities are not recorded by journals.

Change Omit Journal Entry:

From the command line, type CHGJRNOBJ then press F4 = Prompt. Press F9 = All Parameters to show all parameters.

Press page down until you find the Attribute (ATR) parameter. Type the Attribute parameter: *OMTJRNE and in the Omit Journal Entry parameter: *NONE or *OPNCLOSYN (as needed).

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