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RE: datalink columns



fixed

The beauty of the solution I implemented is that RJS stores the actual
address and name of the document in the iSeries. It was easy to use SEQUEL
to then retrieve the documents for the customer.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 512-392-2577
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 11:14 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: datalink columns

My company uses Webdocs from RJS.

Storing docs in the IFS is simple - compared to the hard part which is
document retrieval and tying docs to your database.

Pretty soon users will want to retrieve invoices by invoice #, and then by
client#, and by bill of lading #, and then by date and shipper name, etc,
etc.

Next they will want to archive more documents then just invoices, along with
a host of other retrieval paths.

If successful, it can expand quickly.

My suggestion: take a serious look at a package if possible.




-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Mildenberger
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 10:16 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: datalink columns

We are planning on archiving a pdf copy of our invoices in the IFS. To
link these files to the customer/invoice/etc. I am going to create a
table with these values and the filename in the IFS. From my reading it
seems like a datalink column is the way to do it. I have never used
these and am going to start doing some testing. Has anyone done this
and are there any gotchas? Or, is there a better way to do this than
use datalinks?



Thanks,



Scott Mildenberger

Programmer/Analyst

Davis Transport Inc.

Missoula, MT

406-728-5510 x128








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