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In Version 4.05CD and less member goes to data base files and data areas
names.  Not sure of the later releases.  To make sure everything works file
workstation names of 8 or less is recommended.

Here is a copy of some BPCS help DOC ments

We use TCP/IP but we control the workstation names.  We have some with fixed
workstations and the rest use IN001 to IN500


@   JOB CONTROL







    Workstation Members



    Workstation members are created by selected transaction programs.  The

    new member name for each file is normally based on the workstation id.

    Exceptions to this are detailed on the following pages.



    Workstation members are cleared (not deleted) by the file update

    programs.  Members are also created as required in the physical files

    upon which the logical files are based.



     THE FIRST EIGHT CHARACTERS OF EACH WORKSTATION ID MUST BE

          UNIQUE.



    NOTE:  The creation of a Data Area for workstaion job queue and

    overrides assigns a 'Q' prefix to the workstation ID.  Any networking

   protocol which automatically creates device IDs assigning ten

   characters to it can experience problems when the data area is created.

   The added prefix will cause the ID to be truncated as it exceeds the

   ten character limit.  If unique device IDs differ by the rightmost

   character only, truncation of the right most character will result in

   assignment of the same data area to multiple devices.  Some networking

   protocols dynamically asign workstation IDs.  If a user signs off, then

   signs on again, a different workstation ID may be created.

   Unpredictable results may occur.  TCP/IP is a known networking protocol

   which demonstrates these problems and is not recommended for use with

   BPCS.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: YShargorodsky@impactit.com [SMTP:YShargorodsky@impactit.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 1:36 PM
> To:   bpcs-l@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Long display device names in BPCS
>
>
> I believe the restriction is 9 characters and not 8. You can use 10
> character workstation names as long as first 9 are unique. BPCS prefixes
> workstation name  with letter "Q" to generate workstation data area. If
> more than one workstation has the same first 9 letters they will be
> sharing
> the same OUTQ and JOBQ settings, which in some  shops is not a problem.
> As far as workstation specific processes such as Shop Order release, Pick
> Confirm, Billing etc. having 10 characters workstation name is not a
> problem.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Regards,
>
> Yan Shargorodsky
> Impact Information Technologies
> One Ivybrook Boulevard
> Suite 190
> Ivyland PA 18974
> Office  (215) 443-9401 x 322
> Mobile (215) 534-1939
> Fax      (215) 443-8800
>
>
>
>


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