Les, I found the sys600 thing. I'm not authorized to it but our admin
'if accessing the same Order'... yes, i believe this is what happens
If you are on a older version of BPCS, BPCS Security Maint (SYS600) allows
you to define the applications, programs, etc. that each User is
authorized to. There is a parameter there on the top line for Attn Key
which is set to Y or N. If Y, then when the Attn Key (i.e. ESC key) is
pressed, a panel displays that will allow the user to select a Program,
Menu, or Product. This process in essence suspends the current program
and allows the User to do something else. Users can sometimes forget that
they are using this function and inadvertently access the same menu option
again which could cause a conflict or lock them up if accessing the same
Order, for example.
Is this what sometimes is happening? If so, you can change the parameter
to N for those Users for whom you do not want them to be able to use the
Regarding the Workstation ID on these versions, you must limit the WSID to
at most 8 characters which must be unique. In this way, you will not have
a potential conflict in those programs where a Data Area or a File Member
is used. As you mentioned, some of these options use the 8 characters of
the WSID and append either a 2-character prefix or suffix which could
cause a conflict between two (2) Users if the first 8 characters of their
WSID are identical.
Hope that this information helps.
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