If you are using IBM i version 7.1 (or later) and need to enable the Attention key and/or the System Request key you need to complete these steps:

  1. Sign on as QSECOFR
  2. Add the aXes product library (typically AXES) to library list:
    ADDLIBLE LIB(axes_lib)
  3. Run the command CHGOBJOWN for aXesW3 as follows:
    CHGOBJOWN OBJ(axes_lib/AXCHKATNKY) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)
    CHGOBJOWN OBJ(axes_lib/AXCHKPGSTK) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)
    CHGOBJOWN OBJ(axes_lib/AXDSPMSGW) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)
  4. Run the command CHGOBJOWN for aXesJSM as follows:
    CHGOBJOWN OBJ(axes_jsm_lib/AXCHKATNKY) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)
    CHGOBJOWN OBJ(axes_jsm_lib/AXCHKPGSTK) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)
    CHGOBJOWN OBJ(axes_jsm_lib/AXDSPMSGW) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(QSYS)
  5. Run the command SETPGMSTT for aXesW3 as follows:
    SETPGMSTT SSTUID(user) SSTPWD(pwd) PRDLIB(axes_lib) PGM(AXCHKATNKY)
    SETPGMSTT SSTUID(user) SSTPWD(pwd) PRDLIB(axes_lib) PGM(AXCHKPGSTK)
    SETPGMSTT SSTUID(user) SSTPWD(pwd) PRDLIB(axes_lib) PGM(AXDSPMSGW)
  6. Run the command SETPGMSTT for aXesW3 as follows:
    SETPGMSTT SSTUID(user) SSTPWD(pwd) PRDLIB(axes_jsm_lib) PGM(AXCHKATNKY)
    SETPGMSTT SSTUID(user) SSTPWD(pwd) PRDLIB(axes_jsm_lib) PGM(AXCHKPGSTK)
    SETPGMSTT SSTUID(user) SSTPWD(pwd) PRDLIB(axes_jsm_lib) PGM(AXDSPMSGW)

Where:

  • axes_lib This is the name of the library you use for aXesW3.
  • axes_jsm_lib This is the name of the library you use for aXesJSM.
  • pwd Service Tools user's password. The Service tools password is not necessarily the same as the QSECOFR user password.
  • user Service Tools user identification.

Whenever you restore aXes, you must perform this procedure after the completion of the restore.

Troubleshooting: Try to send an ATTN key with a terminal emulator. If it does not work on the terminal emulator, it will not work in aXes. Check the points below

  1. Check the SYSVAL QATNPGM, It should be *ASSIST
  2. Check the user profile of the user you a trying to use the ATN with. The parameter Attention program should be *SYSVAL

Service tools provide powerful functions and, if used incorrectly, can compromise your system. The IBM i instructions described above assume a sound knowledge of IBM i and we recommend that they be entered by an IBM i System administrator as they require access to the QSECOFR profile and the system service tools. Please follow the directions exactly as listed

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