• Subject: Suggestions for Changing Many Records in a Mapics DB File
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 09:39:55 -0400

Forwarded by moderator on behalf of Doug Ritsema:
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If you are very daring you can change the field using SQL.  Before I would
do this I would try it in a test environment to make sure that your
filtering is correct.  It also bypasses the data base integrity that using
the maintenance screen enforces.

Doug Ritsema
Holland American Wafer Co
3300 Roger B Chaffee
Grand Rapids, MI  49548
doug.ritsema@wafers.com


-----Original Message-----
From: aldg [mailto:aldg@mail.rvi.net]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 5:44 PM
To: MAPICS Mailing List
Cc: Gershen, Al; Gershen, Al
Subject: Suggestions for Changing Many Records in a Mapics DB File


Hi Group:

My last letter (sent just a while ago) delt with the WHSLC field in both the
ITEMBL and ITEMASA Mapics files.

In a somewhat related matter, is there an easy way to change the WHSLC
fields in "many" Items No records with a minimal amount of keystrokes?

The methods I'm aware of (using "two" AS/400 sessions, and the Copy and
Paste computer functions) are:

1. Use Inventory Management's File Maintenance, the changes can be made to
one file and copied and pasted to the second file; one record at a time.

2. Similarly, using AS/400 utilities such as Data Base Utility (DBU) or Data
File Utility (DFU), the the changes can be made to one file and copied and
pasted to the second file; one record at a time.

Is there a way to write a Query (using Query/400) that can make the WHSLC
changes to a List of Item Numbers in each file?  I don't believe this can be
done but I'd like some input on this question.

What about Report Program Generator (RPG)?  I'm not trained in it so I'm not
aware of its capabilities.  This is probably the tool to use to make changes
to a group of records in a large DB file.
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