When trying to reprint a report in Dispatch we receive the following message:
DC980036 - UNABLE TO Alloc Tape For EXTR – xxxxxx –Will Try Again
If you receive this message, your options are to press enter to allow an extract request from the current archive tape to be built or enter CANCEL to cancel the request. Note that Dispatch will not be able to actually process your reprint/extract request until the volser that the report resides on is no longer actively in use.
You can check and see what the active archive volser is by accessing the VSGMU210 screen (option 9.A from the main menu). The active volser shows up in the Volser/File column next to each of the ARCHn tasks.
In order for your extract request to be processed, you have to de-allocate the currently active archive volser.
You can do this in one of two ways...