Josh, thanks for responding.
   However, I think you misuderstood what I am trying to do. I basically want
   to rewrite my custom shop floor system using Enterprise Integrator. The
   shopfloor system exists on a separate as/400. That means I would need to
   install MAPICS on that as/400 in order to use Enterprise Integrator to
   develop the custom shop floor system. The shop floor system would simply
   ftp transactions up to the main as/400 to be processed by PMC to be posted
   to the master files.
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     To: <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
     From: "Josh Diggs" <JDiggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
     Sent by: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
     Date: 09/06/2006 12:33PM
     Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Installing MAPICs on your shopfloor AS/400

     Did MAPICS envision us using Enterprise Integrator
     for all of our application development including shopfloor systems on
     remote AS/400s? Is this a crazy idea?

     I think Mapics (Infor XA) did envision you using Enterprise Integrator
     like this.  It is not crazy at all.  In EI, you can define a data source
     other than your primary as400 (iseries/i5/whatever).  You can also move
     the java servers to another machine, including a linux machine installed
     on an lpar of your shopfloor system if you really want to get crazy.

     But I want my shop floor systems to
     have separate servers so that production is not interrupted if the
     on which the main MAPICS environment resides goes down.

     You can put data and processes on another machine, however, all this
     gets you is load balancing, not failover.  In other words, your main
     installation still controls all transactions even though the
     processing/data may be taken care of elsewhere.  I've never heard of two
     seperate installations of XA synchronizing with each other.  I'm not one
     of the guys that's been around this forever, so don't take my word for
     it, but I've never heard of using two XA systems in a failover type

     Hope this helps.

     Josh Diggs
     Information Systems Manager
     California Fine Wire
     (805) 489-5144

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