• Subject: Re: OLD 36 Database.
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 21:32:15 EST

Tim and KMS,

In a message dated 98-02-07 12:15:13 EST, you write:

>  think you are suffering from the old "bad advice" syndrom... If your S36
>  Database is in an AS400 library  (eg. QS36F), there is no reason in the
>  world that you cannot define your files via DDS to the AS400 and begin
>  now using the features of the AS400 that will make your life simple.  Right
>  now I am working at a company that has what would be considered an horrific
>  database originally from from the S34---then---S36, this stuff shouldn't
>  even be called a database.  But we have DDS described files from this
>  shameful S36 database and we are able to use them.  As for ILE.....You'd
>  better get moving in this direction now.   And yes I have written several
>  ILE RPG programs that access the S36 database, and you can to!

In the "old days" (ehhh, what did you say there sonny?), the /36 database was
fully accessable to the /400 with even DSPFFD if you externalized it with IDDU
(and linked it with IDDULINK).  Is this still true with ILE?


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

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