Thanks Rob. I appreciate your input. That's the best argument for not toying with QTEMP. Since 1989 when I started programming on iSeries I've never once had to juggle the location of QTEMP just to accomodate a job. I've grown to believe that the need to do so is the result of faulty analysis and is just bad programming. I realize that it can be done with some degree of success, and have seen it done in some instances, but for me I prefer not to expose applications to potential problems, such as those you described. Regards, Jerry Gerald Kern IBM Certified AS/400 RPG IV Developer & RPG IV Programmer MIS Project Leader, Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator The Toledo Clinic, Inc. 4235 Secor Road Toledo, OH 43623-4299 Phone 419-479-5535 gkern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ***** This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.