• Subject: Re: Files & field layouts
  • From: Dave Shaw <dshaw1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 15:49:37 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Leland David <dleland@Harter.com>

>Okay, I know how to get field layouts now.  But, I still am in the dark
>as to which files are which.  For example, where does MAPICS now store
>the customer master address info.  And, where would I go to find that
>information if I didn't have this list to ask these questions of?

I've always (well, for the past 19 years, anyway ;) done it
by-guess-and-by-gosh.  There are tools, both within and outside of MAPICS,
which make it a little easier these days.  The simplest ways if you don't
have a clue what the file name could be all involve looking at a program
that accesses the data you want to get to.  For example, fire up the address
maintenance screen for the Customer Master, do Sys Req 3, option 14, and see
what files are open.  Or, see what program is running and then do a
DSPPGMREF on the program.  Or, go to Cross Apps/Maintenance/Work with Logic
Information/Work with Program Details and look at the file usage for the
program.  Or, start at one of the higher levels in Work with Logic
Information and drill down to the Program/file usage screens.  Or, if you
have source for the program, pull it up in SEU and see what it does.

Alternately, if you know the name of a field in the file, go to Cross
Apps/Reports/Field/File Where Used and find it that way.  You can find field
names by scanning the Cross Apps/Reports/Data Dictionary report.

You could also go buy a cross-reference package like Hawkeye's Pathfinder or
ASC's Abstract/Probe Plus, and use their tools (I think they both can print
flow diagrams that are similar conceptually to the old pictures in the logic

Or, call or e-mail MAPICS Support and ask them - you're paying for annual
maintenance, get something for it! <grin>

Or, you could just WRKOBJPDM AMFLIB and go down the list until you find what
you want.  I've actually had to do that once or twice (shudder).

I'll be interested to see if anyone comes up with other methods that I
haven't tried.

Dave Shaw, General Nutrition, Greenville, SC
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