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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.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Apr 15 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Systems programmer who needs to maintain the ADMINQ file to prevent it from filling up.
How should it work?

DELETE OLDERTHAN(xx) or

DELETE SERVERTIME <startime> <10 days>

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification This idea is marked high because without this feature, it becomes very difficult to have a schedule job run to delete records on the adminq that are older than a specified value.
Client Name Erich Hoppe
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    Guest commented
    22 Apr 03:44pm

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


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