Question

What is the IBM i DG8SVCPRF used for?

Answer

When the DataGate service job is submitted for execution, the job is submitted under the user profile of DG8SVCPRF. This user profile is created during the installation and the system value for the Printer option will be assigned to this user profile. If the DataGate service job has trouble starting, a one-page report outlining the possible cause of the problem will be generated for the user DG8SVCPRF and printed to the assigned printer. This report will not print unless the Output Queue associated with this printer automatically prints the generated reports. Otherwise, to view the list of reports that have not printed for this user, enter the following command:

WRKSPLF SELECT(DG8SVCPRF)

Anytime you have issues with ASNA DataGate, taking a look at DG8SVCPRF's spool file is a good place to start. 



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