• Subject: Re: Y2K testing
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 22:57:25 EDT

Steve,

In a message dated 98-07-14 20:30:35 EDT, you write:

<<snip>>
> One of the big issues, out of many, about moving to a Y2K ready version of
>  BPCS (or any app) is the cut over. Assuming that date fields were
>  expanded, then data expansion will need to be done. Don't forget to test
and
>  verify this step, and account for the time needed as part of the cut over.

The papers were just signed today making our 6.0.02 version of BPCS among the
first certified for Y2K in the whole ($38B) company!  We used a Y2K box, as
the development box was out of the question for changing the system date (and
you _DO_ need to change it).  Plus, we circumvented the BPCS date routine
SYS900B by renaming it to SYS900BX and calling _our_ SYS900B _CL_ to extract
the current system date and performing a CHGJOB to enable 24-hour operation
with ITH records written under the proper date -- making the CHGJOB option
impossible.  Beware that if you are running custom AS/Set programs, you need
to re-gen them under ADK version 6.0.04 (yes, just like the BPCS one --
confusing, isn't it?).  Be sure and run the program at the back of the ADK
6.0.04 installation manual to set your "cutover" date for % date functions...

Regards,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

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