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Assure MIMIX Administrator Reference

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Output files can be generated by specifying OUTPUT(*OUTFILE). Having full outfile support across the MIMIX product is important for a number of reasons. Outfile support is a key enabler for advanced automation purposes. The support also allows MIMIX customers and qualified MIMIX consultants to develop and deliver solutions tailored to the individual needs of the user.

As with the other forms of output, output files are commonly supported across certain classes of commands. The Work (WRK) commands commonly support output files. In addition, many audit-based reports, such as Comparison (CMP) commands, also provide output file support. Output file support for Work (WRK) commands provides access to the majority of MIMIX configuration and status-related data. The Compare (CMP) commands also provide output files as a key enabler for automatic error detection and correction capabilities.

When you specify OUTPUT(*OUTFILE), you must also specify the OUTFILE and OUTMBR parameters. The OUTFILE parameter requires a qualified file and library name. As a result of running the command, the specified output file will be used. If the file does not exist, it will automatically be created.

Note: If a new file is created for CMPFILA, for example, the record format used is from the supplied model database file MXCMPFILA, found in the installation library. The text description of the created file is “Output file for CMPFILA.” The file cannot reside in the product library.

The Outmember (OUTMBR) parameter allows you to specify which member to use in the output file. If no member exists, the default value of *FIRST will create a member name with the same name as the file name. A second element on the Outmember parameter indicates the way in which information is stored for an existing member. A value of *REPLACE will clear the current contents of the member and add the new records. A value of *ADD will append the new records to the existing data.

Expand support

The Expand support was developed specifically as a feature for data group configuration entries that support generic specifications. Data group object entries, IFS entries, and DLO entries can all be configured using generic name values. If you specify an object entry with an object name of ABC* in library XYZ and accept the default values for all other fields, for example, all objects in library XYZ are replicated. Specifying EXPAND(*NO) will write the specific configuration entries to the output files. Using EXPAND(*YES) will list all objects from the local system that match the configuration specified. Thus, if object name ABC* for library XYZ represented 1000 actual objects on the system, EXPAND(*YES) would add 1000 rows to the output file. EXPAND(*NO) would add a single generic entry.

Note: EXPAND(*YES) support locates all objects on the local system.