James,

Unfortunately, I don't believe the library from which a save file was saved
is store in the save file itself.  However, the names of the objects/members
saved are easy to see if you have an EBCDIC viewer (such as UltraEdit, which
has an EBCDIC to ASCII converter built in).  If this is a one-time need,
then this makes the most sense.  However, if you need to examine these files
in a batch or programmatically, then your options are:
1.  Study the header area of the save file and write your own reader.  IBM
may document the layout, but probably not since they provide APIs to read
the save file.  Also, the file format is not guaranteed to remain unchanged
between OS/400 releases.
2.  Buy a commercial product which does this (if any are available).

Shawn

----- Original Message -----
From: <jamesl@hb.quik.com>
To: <JAVA400-L@midrange.com>; <MI400-L@midrange.com>
Cc: <jamesl@hb.quik.com>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 7:45 AM
Subject: Save files


> Fellow programmers:
>
> Please excuse any funky formatting; my ISP's web-mail
> interface is funny that
> way . . .
>
> Does anybody know how to identify the
> library from which a save file was saved
> (and preferably also the
> objects/members saved) WITHOUT uploading the save file
> to an AS/400? (i.e.,
> with the save file sitting on a PC to which it has been
>
> downloaded)
>
> --
> James H. H. Lampert
> Professional
> Dilettante
> http:/www.hb.quik.com/jamesl
>
>
>

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