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Posted by: Bob Cozzi
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Cozzi Productions, Inc.
Prevent DLTSPLF or Option 4 for SPOOL Files
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Published: 31 Aug 2012
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Prevent DLTSPLF or Option 4 for SPOOL Files Published by: Bob Cozzi on 31 Aug 2012 view comments(3)

I have users who create reports at month-end. I've built a hook into the Print Monitoring exit point via a data queue. When a report is created on any outputq by the use, that report is copied to an archival outq for safekeeping.

Sadly, when the user does WRKSPLF they also see the copied SPOOL file now in the Archive outq, and often will just delete it along with their own reports once they've printed hard copy.

We need to keep these for archival purposes, however.

I'm looking for an exit point or SPOOL File Attribute that says "you can't delete this". Any suggestions?

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