Thank you for downloading Dicer, the software utility that merges/sorts/splits/duplicates IBM i spooled files.

There are 4 steps to installing Dicer on your system. They are:

  1. Create a save file on your system.
  2. Transfer the contents of file dcr.svf from your PC to the save file using FTP.
  3. Restore Dicer from the save file.
  4. Authorization

Procedures for each of these steps are detailed below. In these procedures PC denotes an operation performed on your PC while i denotes an IBM i operation performed on your system. Enter represents the enter key.

Step 1. Create Save File Procedure

To create a save file on your system perform the following:

  1. i  Sign on to IBM i as the security officer (QSECOFR).
  2. i Create a save file by running the command:


You are now ready to transfer dcr.svf to your system, go to Step 2 Transfer Procedure - FTP.

Step 2. Transfer Procedure - FTP

To transfer dcr.svf to your system using FTP, perform the following:

  1. i Insure that IBM i's FTP server is active by running command:


  2. PC If you haven't already unzipped the download do so now by double clicking it, or by choosing Start » Run and specifying dcr.
  3. PC Choose Start » Programs » Accessories » Command Prompt. Change to the directory where you unzipped the downloaded file. This is usually:

    cd \Gumbo\ProdData\DCR\InstallEnter

  4. PC Open an FTP connection to the IBM i by running (replace "system_name" with your system's name or IP address):

    FTP system_nameEnter

  5. PC Enter a user name and password when prompted.
  6. PC Change to binary (image) mode by running:


  7. PC Change to library/file/member mode by running:

    cd /qsys.lib/qgpl.libEnter
    quote site namefmt 0Enter

  8. PC Transfer the product save file by running:

    put dcr.svf dcrsavf.fileEnter

  9. PC End FTP and the command prompt by running:


You are now ready to restore Dicer from the save file, go to Step 3 Restore Procedure.

Step 3. Restore Procedure

To restore Dicer to IBM i perform the following:

  1. i Verify that your system is running IBM i release  V7R2M0 or a later release by running:


    Note: If you are running an IBM i release earlier than V7R2M0, release V2R1M0 of Dicer cannot be installed on your system. Download and install an earlier release.

  2. i Verify that user domain objects are allowed in the product's library DICER and in library QSRV by running:


    Take option 5 to display the value. If the value is not *ALL, use option 2 to add libraries DICER and QSRV to the list of libraries where user domain objects are allowed. QSRV is required to correctly process PTFs when they are loaded and applied.

    Note: If individual libraries are listed, the library QTEMP must be included in the list.

  3. i Insure that IBM i will be able to verify the signatures that we apply to our product's objects by installing our Signing and CA Certificates using Digital Certificate Manager. Alternately, insure that signature verification will not prevent the restore operation by running:


    Take option 5 to display the value. If the value is 3 or higher, use option 2 to temporarily change the value to 1.

  4. i Restore the product by running (you may wish to submit this command to batch):


    Note: During the restore operation the system operator message queue may receive inquiry message CPA3DE4 "Directory not registered. (C G)". Unless you are using a directory naming convention similar to ours (that is the directory specified in the CPA3DE4's second level text is unrelated to our software), You can safely respond with a "G" to reestablish the relationship between the directory and the product. Typically the message will occur three or four times.

    Note: When the RSTLICPGM command completes, library DICER and directory '/Gumbo/ProdData/2A55DCR' contain the new software.

  5. i Delete the save file which is no longer needed:


  6. i Display the product's main menu:


  7. i Select option 1 to display the on-line manual which contains additional instructions.

Step 4. Authorization Procedure

Temporary authorization of the software is automatic upon first use.

Additional Information

  1. For additional information see IBM's® Install, upgrade, or delete IBM i and related software SC41-5120.