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RE: Need 2 cents on multiple libraries


  • Subject: RE: Need 2 cents on multiple libraries
  • From: "Mark Allen" <markallen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 08:57:30 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

fixed

Speaking from recent experience, multiple members can be a "hassle" but in
our scenario works well.

Mark Allen
IS Manager
Kelly's Kids
markallen@kellyskids.com

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Reger, Bill
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 3:24 PM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Need 2 cents on multiple libraries


I agree with you David.  I never use multiple member files, nor multiple
libraries of similar files, for all the reasons you specify and more.  I was
just confirming that SQL can handle multiple-member files.  I certainly
wouldn't recommend them as a solution for a new application.

William K. Reger
Senior Project Manager
Levitz Furniture Corporation
Phone:  (561) 994-5114
E-mail:  breger@levitz.com <mailto:breger@levitz.com>

                -----Original Message-----
                From:   David Morris [mailto:dmorris@plumcreek.com]
                Sent:   Friday, March 17, 2000 3:36 PM
                To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
                Subject:        RE: Need 2 cents on multiple libraries

                Bill,

                You can certainly handle one member at a time using
overrides, you can't override to *ALL.  Another
                alternative is to use an SQL ALIAS, same limitation.
Multiple libraries/members are not the way to go
                unless there is some distinct advantage.  Library list
overflow, unique key problems, SQL limitations,
                all make it much more difficult to handle multiple
libraries.  The only advantage I can think of is backup
                window in multiple time zones.

                David Morris

                >>> breger@levitz.com 03/17/00 10:37AM >>>
                SQL will handle multiple-member files by issuing an OVRDBF
before the SQL
                operation.

                William K. Reger
                Senior Project Manager
                Levitz Furniture Corporation
                Phone:  (561) 994-5114
                E-mail:  breger@levitz.com <mailto:breger@levitz.com>

                                Multi-member files are a no-no though.  SQL
(?? someone
                confirm) can't
                                handle multi-member files.  Maybe others,
too?

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