The thread "Migrating from AS/400 to MicroFocus" on midrange-L has prodded this response. For people posting these messages, please remember there's usually more going on than fits in a couple of lines. Once a controller almost told me to post a message. I had to go back and tell him I had exhausted all the resources. For example, a group of programmers came into my programming courses on the (then new) AS/400 from a local distillery company. They worked on a S/36. They had just gotten a new MIS Director, and he did everything he could to push them into a DEC. The "programmer class" rebelled, and they finally got their AS400. For people posting these messages, please remember there's usually more going on than fits in a couple of lines. During the year 2000 I was instructed to move the fiscal year (from an October-to-September), to sync with the new parent company. The controller just couldn't understand why (as the sole programmer) it would take so long. (Change history or do a short year or a long year? How to handle history displays? The files where summary totals for each period in a fiscal year are kept in twelve buckets per record? You know...) Especially when in another package used to support the sister company it was *lots* easier and quicker. I had things analyzed , he instisted on me contacting everybody and everything (user groups, the original package writers, and the midrange-L list included. With a sigh, I posted, and got a big bunch of sympathetic answers, helpful in seeing other "war" stories too. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chuck Lewis" <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> To: <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 8:39 AM Subject: RE: Migrating from AS/400 to MicroFocus | No doubt Brad is under pressure and maybe stuck doing something he'd rather not do (?). I've been part of an IT group that went through a smiliar deal years ago where our "home grown" apps (i.e. "our babies <BG>) were to be replaced with BPCS. Takes some adjustment...
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