5/29/09 Working with Spool files on System ASPs or iASPs

An output queue can be created in a library on an ASP or iASP. However, when using the WRKSPLF command you may not see the spool files that exist on the ASP/iASP unless you first set the iASP group using the command SETASPGRP (ASP/iASP Name).

Note to programmers: If you do programming with some iSeries APIs that retrieve information about spool files, it is not always necessary to specify the ASP/iASP name (unless, of course, you wish to). For example the API QUSLSPL will retrieve a list of spool files on *SYSBAS and on all available ASPs/iASPs without the need to use SETASPGRP; similarly QUSRSPLA will also retrieve spool file attributes without the need to use SETASPGRP.

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