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Step 3: Create the subscriber(s) table in AS/400 journal mode

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To set the connection between CDC and the data:


  1. Right-click the CDC Foundation folder of the data connection and select Create CDC to open the Create Change Data Capture dialog box. In this example, this data connection is AS400_DATA.
    Contextual menu of the CDC Foundation node.
  2. In the Create Change Data Capture dialog box, click the [...] button next to the Set Link Connection field to select connection to the database that corresponds to CDC. In this example, select AS400_CDC.
  3. Click Create Subscriber to create the subscribers. Then the command to be executed is displayed.
    In general, this command reads as follows:
    open <AS400_server_host>
    user <Username> <Password>
    quote rcmd "crtsavf qgpl/instfitcdc"
    quote rcmd "clrsavf qgpl/instfitcdc"
    cd qgpl
    put "<Studio_install>\plugins\org.talend.designer.cdc_<version>\resource\fitcdc.savf" instfitcdc
    quote rcmd "rstlib savlib(fitcdc) dev(*savf) savf(qgpl/instfitcdc) RSTLIB(<CDC_library_name>)"
    quote rcmd "CHGCMD CMD(<CDC_library_name>/RUNCDC) PGM(<CDC_library_name>/F2CD00) CURLIB(<CDC_library_name>)"
    quote rcmd "dltf qgpl/instfitcdc"

    It is automatically executed via FTP by Talend Studio to install the RUNCDC program, restore the CDC library (the CDC database), and create the TSUBSCRIBERS table which provides information on all tables where CDC has been set up.

    The CDC library by default contains the following tables:

    • FITAB: contains the information about the last executions and receivers used in its TBDT1 field.
      • position 1-10: the library of the last receiver of previous run
      • position 11-20: the name of the last receiver of previous run
      • position 21-40: the last date/time process
      • position 41-50: the library of the last receiver of current run
      • position 51-60: the name of the last receiver of current run
    • FICLH: contains the RUNCDC command execution logs and the receivers used.
    • FICLF: contains technical logs about the files used.

    Both FITAB and FICLH tables provide information on the receivers already used by the RUNCDC program, and can help clean up receivers if needed.

    If you extract change data frequently later, there might be an overflow on the NUM_ORD field in the FITAB table when its value reaches 9999999. If it happens or before it happens, you can reset its value by executing the command Change F2CD65 NUM_ORD in FITAB to 0 (zero) and then remove all records in the FICLH, FICLF, FITMP, and FIRCV tables.

    If there is any issue related to the FITAB table after a reboot of your AS/400 system, you might need to reset the value of the NUM_ORD field.

  4. If you need to manually execute the command, copy the command and click Skip to close this dialog box. In this situation, the command is not executed by Talend Studio and you need to paste or even edit the command by yourself and execute it in your AS/400 system.
    Otherwise, click Execute to directly run the default command in Talend Studio. A step-by-step execution list appears.
    Note that on the list, you might read an error with number 550 describing issues such as the fact that not all objects have been restored. This could be normal if the library that was not restored has in fact been restored in your AS/400 system. Contact the administrator of your AS/400 system for clarification.
  5. Once done, in the Create Change Data Capture dialog box, click Finish.
    In the CDC Foundation folder, the CDC database connection appears, along with the subscription table schema.

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