Hi George Sagen:

At one time during the Mapics DB days (and possibly the early XA period), there 
was a Cross Application Support manual titled, "File Layouts and Data 
Directory."  It contained information about most of the files in Mapics and a 
description of the related fields used in these files.  This is no longer being 
supported by Mapics.

You can use the utility program, Product Development Manager (PDM), to view all 
the files and their related Text descriptions in the Mapics Libraries.  The 
Command Line entry to reach this program is: STRPDM.

In your work for "designing and writing reports and inquiries," I would suggest 
that you read the first part of the appcication's main manual looking for the 
names of the main Master Files and Work Files related to that application 
module.  With this information, should have a "good start" in proceeding on 
with your projects.

Therefore, it's really not necessary to have a listing of every Mapics file and 
field description.  Instead, spend you time looking for those files that deal 
with the specific project you are working on.

I'm sure others in the Mapic ML will have other suggestions for you.


----------Your 10/12/00 Original Mapics ML Posting------

>From: "George Sagen" <gsagen@csi.com>
>Reply-To: MAPICS-L@midrange.com
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 13:51:08 -0500

>I've been tasked with designing and writing reports and inquiries.
>How can I get a listing of all the file names and descriptions in the MAPICS
>library. I also want a listing of all the fields in each file. Logicals with
>their filters and sorts would be nice too.
>Is there an AS/400 utility or MAPICS product that will generate a data
>dictionary for me and put it in a table or file I can download into a
>Many thanks,
------End of Your Original Mapics ML Posting------

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