Wait. Yes, you can get a version of BPCS 4.05CD that will run on 7.1.
However, (and this is huge), when you go to 6.1 and beyond of IBM i you
have to be concerned about something called "observability". If you want
the details read the following:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp4293.pdf

I do not think they have PTF's to give you the ANZOBJCVN command all the
way back to V4R5. Actually I'm willing to bet they only go to V5R3. You
will have to use an alternative method to discover observability. It will
involve getting a list of your programs and running them through an
appropriate API. Been a LONG time since I rolled my own but it may have
involved
Retrieve Program Information (QCLRPGMI) retrieves program information
similar to the Display Program (DSPPGM) command.
Retrieve Service Program Information (QBNRSPGM) retrieves service program
information similar to the information returned using the Display Service
Program (DSPSRVPGM) command.
http://as400bks.rochester.ibm.com/html/as400/v4r5/ic2924/index.htm?info/rzahgicoverview.htm
I'd ask the midrange-l list to see if someone has a program like this.
http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l
Hey, I just found a program I wrote to a roll your own version of
ANZOBJCVN. You may want to look elsewhere. Unless you're really good at
dumbing down a free format RPG program that uses subprocedures, service
programs and a boatload of /copy and /include statements to something that
can run on V4R5.

It's not a question of "if", it's a question of how many programs you have
that do not have observability. I can guarantee you (bet the farm on
this) that you WILL have some BPCS programs that do not have observability
and will have to be recompiled to work past V5R4 of the operating system.
The bad news is that many of these will not have the source. Such as many
programs used to verify that you are running licensed BPCS. You can
contact Infor for an update to 405CD to run past V5R4 and they will be
willing to provide it, providing you are current on maintenance. If you
are not current on maintenance be prepared to pay close to what the
current list price is for ERPLX - their replacement product for BPCS. It's
going to hurt, badly, very badly.

I personally worked very closely with Infor to ensure that they had
programs that would work with 6.1 of the OS. At that time they did not
have the hardware new enough to even load 6.1 on and had to be beat into
submission to even think about trying to run ANZOBJCVN on a pre 6.1
system.

More than likely you will also have other programs outside of BPCS that
you will need to recompile.


Rob Berendt

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