are the files sizes the same, test and production? the SQL optimizer considers file size also and this may cause a difference. you might want to run the program in debug mode and look at the job log to see any SQL performance recommendations. there are numerous IBM manuals and redbooks that try to explain the SQL optimizer. and there are many support programs from IBM and others that try to analyze situations and make recommendations. bottom line is that this is a subject all by itself. >>> pfield@xxxxxxxxxxxx 05/21/03 03:17PM >>> We recently upgraded from V6.1.01 Mixed Mode to V6.1.02 Mixed Mode We have no custom modifications. Our operating system is V4R5. We are not partitioned. I applied the latest Cumm PTFs and the APAR PTFs that dealt with SQL performance. I loaded the upgrade into the Test Environment and we ran testing on it. Everything seemed to be fine in the Test Environment so I promoted to Production. Started receiving complaints about the performance in Production so I worked with SSA and got some additional BMRs that I again loaded to Test. After testing them, performance in test seemed great so I then loaded these to Production. Still received complaints on the performance in Production but was able to isolate the problem to Order Inquiry (ORD300) when filtering by Customer PO/Customer/Order. When I started looking at open files I discovered that the Test Environment was using the access path for the logical ECHL07 which is keyed by HCPO, HCUST, HORD thus the great performance in Test. However, the Production Environment was using the access path for the logical ECHL09 which is keyed by HORD, HCUST, HSAL, HCPO. Both logicals exist in the data library for production and the data library for test. We (SSA and I ) did performance monitoring, checked and rechecked and ultimately found no reason for this - files and programs are at the same level, no mods. At SSA's suggestion, I created an index on the ECH file (ECHL99) and sequenced it by HCPO, HCUST, HORD which is the same as ECHL07. Production is now using the ECHL99 path and Test is still using the ECHL07 path and performance is great in both environments. After all this information, my question is WHY? Why was the Production Environment using the ECHL09 access path instead of the ECHL07? Phyllis Field, CPIM IS Manager Specialty Products Co. pfield@xxxxxxxxxxxx www.spcperformance.com 303-772-2103 _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l.