• Subject: Re: Excess BPCS file members
  • From: MacWheel99@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 11:58:20 EDT

>  From:        davem@drme.com (Dave Murvin)

>  I just went through a BPCS 4.04 to 4.05 CD conversion with one of my 
clients,
>  and there was a program to remove the empty workstation members 
> included in all the tapes we received.  

> The command gives you a prompt for the BPCS files library,
>  you press enter and after awhile (it might have been an hour or two), your 
> empty workstation members are gone and you get a list of the members 
removed.  

>. I intend to keep using it.
>  
>  Program/command is RMVWMBR - Remove Empty Workstation Members 
> in PFs and LFs
>  We received it in library SSACNVDRV - BPCS Conversion Library for Driver 
> Programs
>  
>  There is a comment in the source for the CLP RMVWMBR that says it was 
> written 26 Sept 97.
>  
>  It seems to get rid of most of the junk members and leaves the members that
>  should be left in the files.  Since SSA has had this program for so long, 
> one would think they could make it available to their customers.  
> Give them a call and see if you can get it.
>  
>  Dave Murvin
>  DRM Enterprises, Inc.
>  davem@drme.com

Thanks Dave - I remember that library from our conversion to 405 CD - it is 
some place on our off-line tapes & let's hope I can still get at it --- I 
have been somewhat disgusted to learn that magnetic tape cartriidges do not 
have the life span of diskettes --- before we quit using diskettes, I had 
data that I could store on them for over 10 years & it was still good when I 
needed to bring it back on-line.

We use SYS120 about once a week - it removes all the records coded for 
deletion in all the BPCS files up to the point where SSA gave up on including 
files ... I get the remaining problem children occasionally via IBM GO CMDRGZ.

Al
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