• Subject: RE: File Definitions
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 16:14:24 -0400


They only stopped shipping the manual.  The programs that generated its
contents are still available to be run in the Cross Apps Reports menu.  You
just have to run the reports, print them out, and bind them yourself.

George, if you build the file/field/program cross reference files, you can
query them and/or download them.  I believe the file names start with DBX.

Dave Shaw
MAPICS-L Moderator
Spartan International, Inc.
Spartanburg, SC

-----Original Message-----
From: aldg [mailto:aldg@mail.rvi.net]

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
>library. I also want a listing of all the fields in each file. Logicals
>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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