One of the big reasons that I avoid CPYFRMIMPF is that it does not allow
for the granularity of error checking I want. For example, if on the
1,026th row being imported if the item number is bigger than our item
number field I want to put that on an exception report and go on. This
used to bite me all the time. They would download data. Then some
<expletive deleted> would append some characters on the item number field
and then would send it back up.

We had a canned package at one time that always put numeric data into
their key field when generating a new row but it was an alphanumeric
field. I asked them why it was alphanumeric. Their response was they
wanted to make it easier for people to migrate from other packages to
theirs. Made sense.

Rob Berendt

This thread ...


Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page