Jobs system values: Time-out interval for inactive jobs

The Time-out interval for inactive jobs system value is also known as QINACTITV. You can use this system value to specify the time interval that the system waits before taking the action that you specify in the When job reaches time-out (QINACTMSGQ) system value.

Quick reference
Location From IBM® Navigator for i, select Configuration and Service > System Values. Right-click on Jobs and click Properties, then select the Interactive Jobs tab.
Special authority All object (*ALLOBJ) and security administrator (*SECADM).
Default value Do not time-out.
Changes take effect Immediately.
Lockable No.

What can I do with this system value?

Using the Time-out interval for inactive jobs system value and the When a job reaches time-out system value, you can specify how many minutes to give a job the chance to perform an activity before the job is marked as inactive. You can also specify the action to take when the time limit for an inactive job expires.

The Time-out interval for inactive jobs system value determines when to take action on an inactive job. You specify the inactive job time-out interval in minutes. When this time limit expires, the system takes action on inactive interactive jobs. Excluded are local jobs that are currently signed on to a remote system. For example, a workstation is directly attached to System A, and System A has this system value set on. If you use pass-through or Telnet to sign on to System B, the time-out value set on System A does not affect this workstation.

This system value has the following options:

Do not time-out (*NONE)
The system does not check for inactive interactive jobs.
5-300 minutes (5-300)
The number of minutes a job can be inactive before action is taken.