Journals for Dummies Part 3 – What’s in there?
In our last post we talked about how to find the journal that is used by your file of interest. In this post we will cover how to look into the journal. We will follow this up with a post on how to analyze what is in your journals.
First up is determining what other objects are being journaled. Remember that in database journals not only physical files can be journaled, but access paths, data areas, data queues, IFS objects, commitment definitions and libraries. Through the good old green screen use the WRKJRNA <mylibrary/myjournal) command to work with journal attributes for the journal myjournal in library mylibrary.
Once looking at the attributes as above, use F19 Display Journaled Objects to look at all the objects currently being journaled.
You can then pick by object type, or option 30 for all objects or the one feature I like best is option 40 Summary by object type as below.
Once you know what object types are journaled, you can go one step further down and look at the specific files by using option 1.
Note that iSeries Navigator will show you the tables being journaled but not the other object types.
In our next post we will examine the journal entries by entry type.