Posted Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:36:10 GMT by


Before system maintenance we change the robot start up delay on the General System Defaults menu. This is done to prevent  robot from starting after before maintenance is complete. Is there a way to add a robot job that could update this setting instead of having the operators do it manually?

 We are running older versions of OS400 and Robot/Schedule


Operating System/400 V5R3M0 L00



Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:46:38 GMT by

Hello Melissa,

Greetings from Germany!

Wow those are old releases!! I assume you are "stuck" there due to other application requirements/dependencies?

We don't have a command to allow you to do this but there are variius enhancements logged to allow the defaults to be changed via commands.

Whilst we don't normally suggest changing file directly, due to file interdependencies, in this case you could make the change like that.

The file is called ROBOLTIB/RBTCON and the field is RBDLAY.

You would need to "right justify" the number you put in, otherwise it will cause a decmial data error when the System Defaults screen is displayed.


Steve Warner

Senior Support Consultant @ HelpSystems Intrnational


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