Client needs a tool to be able to view the archived detail logs on his production systems. DSPSLOG does not work to view archived detail logs.
There is a new format for the archived detail log starting with RO83736 SPOOL FILE NUMBER INCREASED TO 6 DIGITS WITH I5/OS 5.X. At that time, the format of the XCOMDLOG spool file changed from 5 digits to 6.
To be able to view this new format of archive logs please apply RO88733 DSPSLOG CANNOT DISPLAY ARCHIVED LOGS. This will allow you to view the new archive format of the XCOMDLOG with 6 digit spool numbers. After RO88733 is applied, DSPSLOG can only display archived detail logs with 6 digit spool numbers.
To view the older format that was created before the application of RO83736 SPOOL FILE NUMBER INCREASED TO 6 DIGITS WITH I5/OS 5.X, you can use this procedure to convert the archived detailed log to a 6 digit spool file number.
Please use this procedure to correctly reformat the log to the new format so you can use DSPSLOG to view it:
CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(XCOMDLOG) FROMLIB(<your-xcom-lib>) OBJTYPE(*FILE) NEWOBJ(XCOMDLOGNW) DATA(*NO)
CPYF FROMFILE(<your-xcom-lib>/<your-archive-file>) TOFILE(<your-xcom-lib>/XCOMDLOGNW) MBROPT(*ADD) FMTOPT(*MAP)
You will have to do these steps for every archived file which is not in the latest record format of 6 digit SPOOLNUM.
Note: <your-xcom-lib> refers to the library where XCOM is installed. <your-archive-file> refers to the archived log file.