I have a client who is on BPCS V405CD and on Infor Maintenance. They are
going to be upgrading the iSeries OS to V6R1.

We have a separate LPAR where we are going to perform the upgrade testing.
We have reviewed the IBM and Infor documents and have identified the steps
that must be followed.

We have reviewed the objects that will not convert from the current OS to
V6R1 and are determining a resolution for each.

On the BPCS side, there are BPCS Security-related Objects that are
non-observable and will not convert to V6R1. Infor provides BMR's 73619 and
73684 which are to be installed. These BMR's contain replacements for the
Security-related Objects and these will convert to V6R1. However, they also
contain new Infor BPCS Licensing programs. So, there is a change to
security and to licensing for V405CD with the upgrade to V6R1.

Included in the BMR are replacements for every BPCS Menu CL Program (e.g.
SSAE00, etc.). However, only the compiled object is provided. There is no
CL Source.

As with most BPCS Customer, changes have been made to many of the BPCS Menus
and new custom menus have been created using the standard BPCS security

Therefore, we need the source code for the BPCS Menus in order to apply the
custom changes that have been made. And, for the new custom menus, we will
need to revise the processing logic to use the new BPCS security process.

However, without the source code for the CL programs, our hands are tied.

The Customer has discussed this issue with Infor and received a reply that
they cannot receive the CL source code, they are not entitled to it. Yet,
they currently do have the source code.

We are pursuing this issue further with Infor, but I thought that I would
reach out to others to see if anyone has also encountered this issue.

If so, were you able to resolve it?

Also, for anyone who has successfully upgraded to V6R1 from BPCS V405CD, are
there any specific problems or concerns that we should be aware of?

Thanks for any comments. You can contact me offline in needed.

Les Mittman


BPCS Consultant with over 20 years of experience

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