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AS400 Jobs

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AS400 Jobs

Introduction to Job

AS400 Job is a specific work/function which has given a named Job. This AS400 Job is submitted from various places and run in a subsystem.

Types of Jobs

Jobs that are running on the IBM i server are as follows.

Interactive Jobs

Interactive Jobs are those jobs that are enabled with screen Input/Output. They are active in sessions. So if a session ends, the Interactive job ends.

Batch Jobs

Batch Jobs are those jobs that are not enabled with screen Input/Output. They are active even if we signed off from sessions. So if a session ends, the Batch job still runs.

Batch immediate (BCI) Jobs

BCI jobs are enabled to run a threaded process.

Job specific Information

There are several Job-related attributes that are discussed as follows.

Job Name

Job name consists of the following three components.

  1. Job Number: It is of 6 characters ranges from 000000-999999.
  2. User: It is the user profile name under which the job is run. It is of 10 characters.
  3. Job Name: Name assigned to the Job after it gets submitted. It is of 10 characters.

Therefore the Job name would be like this:299619/EASYCLASS/QPAD082403

 Job:   QPAD082403     User:   EASYCLASS      Number:   299619 

Job Description (JOBD)

You can read about JOBD from the following article.

  • Job Description (JOBD) for Job in AS400
  • Job Queue (JOBQ)

    You can read about JOBQ from the following article.

  • JOB Queue (JOBQ) in AS400
  • Output Queue (OUTQ)

    You can read about OUTQ from the following article.

  • Output Queue (OUTQ) in AS400
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