Tell and Wait - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata® Call-Level Interface Version 2 Reference for Mainframe-Attached Systems

Teradata Tools and Utilities
Release Number
June 2021
English (United States)
Last Update
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Teradata Tools and Utilities

After calling DBCHINI, set the delay options as follows:

Delay Option Setting
Wait-during-delay Y
Tell-if-delay Y
Given this combination of options, a delay can be handled as follows:
  • The application calls DBCHCL for some function
  • The database delay occurs before or after receiving information from DBCHCL
  • CLIv2 returns control to the application, with return code of 286
  • The application can tell its user of the possible delay and can ask user whether to wait or disconnect, assuming wait
  • The application calls DBCHCL for the fetch function
  • Communication is re-established
  • The application obtains results of the Fetch, which may be as follows:
    • The database does not know anything about a request with that request number (Error parcel with error code 2825)
    • The database aborted that request (Failure parcel with failure code 2828)
    • The request completed successfully but the response has been lost (Error parcel with error code 2826)
  • The application takes action appropriate to the application
    • Before submitting a request, save a copy of the request in case it must be resubmitted. If a transaction spans several requests, save a copy of each request in the transaction in case the transaction must be resubmitted.
    • Tell and wait may be useful to terminal-oriented applications to distinguish excessive response time.