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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 15, 2020

Enhance DELETE control statement to allow "older than xx" option.

The idea is to allow another option on the delete statement. Currently it accepts Start time and End time. I would like to see a 3rd option of "older than xx", where xx could be 10 days or whatever value is specified. This would allow a scheduled job to run, and delete all of the records on the ADMINQ older than 10 days from the current date.

Example: DELETE SERVERTIME 1970-01-01-00.00.00 10days. This would delete all records up to 10 days prior to the current date. I'm not too particular on the syntax of the command, I would just like a way for a scheduled job to run and delete unwanted records on the adminq file.

This is a much more user friendly than having to calculate what the endtime should be.

Needed by Date Jun 24, 2020
  • Admin
    Davendra Paltoo
    Nov 24, 2020

    Relevant PTFs UI72641, UI72642, UI72643, UI72644 should be available in a few business days.

  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2020

    How about DELETE SERVERTIME -10? This would delete any record with a servertime older than 10 days.