We too are very heavy users of query/400 because access can be granted inside CL on user menus to all sorts of lists and inquiries.

Plus we have directory of our queries via queries vs. *OUTFILE of query definitions, and generic access via user menus.

Lately we been using LIKE a lot to find data strings inside description fields ... find all items, routings, orders etc. that contain certain text, like particular process, the word SAMPLE.

Whatever field LIKE '%SAMPLE%'
means match if all upper case SAMPLE text is in there, and we not care what if anything is in front or behind.

There's also real date math, requiring some substringing, to show transactions within last 7 days or some such time frame. This way at run time the person not have to key in 20051225 or whatever date, just alter default how many days, and know how to do minus days.

Seasons Greetings to you too
and note latest addition to my sig of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AlMac
where I been hanging out of late, for recreation relaxation
now if I can only come up with a userbox that mentions BPCS
I guess I could ask the WIKI artists about an Icon that "says" ERP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ERP_vendors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_resource_planning
some articles that could stand improvement

Dear all,

we have some query fetichists in our company which are asking how to link
numeric fields with non-numeric ones. In general we convert the numeric
one into digits and then do the link in the next query.

But if the user keys a different length e.g. 010422 instead of 010409 the
link won't work and the result of the query will be wrong. Of course this
could be solved using addtional queries but I'm looking for a smarter
solution.

So any idea?

Nevertheless I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the
bpcs-l-midrange community.

I appreciate very much your suggestions and comments to BPCS topics.

Hans-Georg Loef
Impress


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