I open my host jobstream in Qedit For Windows. It consists of code portions like this
!comment !comment If a customer has SA outstanding !comment in d-products must have update flag in master !comment get m-customer if sa-outstanding = "SA" sort account-no extract account-no,company-name output m-cust,link,temp xeq get d-products ...
To test this piece of code without streaming the whole jobstream I can simply add the lines
run suprtool.pub.robelle base kco.db
after the last !comment
and replace the
xeq with an
Then I select all the lines between the "run suprtool" and the "exit", use the right mouse button and choose "run selection as host command".
This causes the host command dialog box to pop up, and my commands are executed with the results showing in the box.
When I have finished debugging this section of the jobstream I need to remember to remove the "run suprtool", "base" and "exit" lines and save my file. But I didn't have to run the entire job stream, and work late to schedule the run!
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December 2, 2000