But wouldn't the DR after image contain the before image of the record?

Same with the UR?

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 2:51 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: journal entries - processing data changes & rollbacks

Guess it depends on why you're looking at the changes...

If you want to catch stuff that gets changed then changed back, you'll
probably want to look at all the entries.


On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Stone, Joel <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am looking for changes to - say - customer records.

Is it reliable to look at the oldest and newest pair of journal records
for a given file/RRN combination?

For example, a customer's favorite color changed today several times -
from GREEN to red to blue to ORANGE.

Is it reliable to only look at the GREEN (oldest journal record) and the
ORANGE (newest journal record) to find what the current favorite color is?

Or can the rollbacks get me into trouble with this logic?

I think I am OK - if ORANGE changed to yellow with a rollback, I think
that the last journal record would still show ORANGE still, so I should be

Anything I am overlooking?

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