We are closing one of our factories.

Different portions of the operations are having their files unpopulated in 
stages so some reports cease to have meaning while others still need to be 
run for the location that has one foot in the grave.

Some BPCS files automatically get cleaned up to remove old story during the 
course of normal business fiscal operations, while some data will hang around 
until infinity without MIS attention.

I also want to use this opportunity to help me identify old garbage records 
that accumulate without proper purge, in need of enhancements to fiscal clean 

Can someone point at a BPCS knowlegebase document of gotchas to watch out, 
and useful tips & techniques, for when ending a portion of our business?  
This is like the BPCS implementation poster flow chart in reverse.

I'd like to inventory what tools that may already exist to help diagnose what 
records need to be purged, and actually purge them, to save us re-inventing 
some wheels.

I'm creating some new reports to catch anything overlooked for designated 
files, with facility granularity periodic count volume of active records 
still there, because as people quit running certain reports on the old 
factory, we can begin to have invisibility of data that should have been 

Some in-house CL programs
program-A gathers data to a work member 
***** my insert idea *****
program-B report on the data gathered

My insert idea is ... if no data there ... abort the process & message user 
so they know why
I was looking for a CL tool to tell me when no data in a work memeber
RTVMBRD (Retrieve Member Data)
NBRCURRDC (Number Current Records)
looks promising

I am also tempted to create a message file like QSYSOPR to get this count 
down type stuff ... we are down to 2,000 customer orders to get properly 
closed & however many inventory items to transfer or adjust.  Instead of 
sending counts to a report, send them to the message file, so we can see how 
we are doing.

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)
AS/400 Data Manager & Programmer for BPCS 405 CD Rel-02 mixed mode (twinax 
interactive & batch) @ http://www.cen-elec.com Central Industries of 
Indiana--->Quality manufacturer of wire harnesses and electrical 
sub-assemblies - fax # 812-424-6838

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