Al - I have a quickie RPG program I whipped up to do this - we zeroed the
UCDEF field for the same reasons some time back. I'll e-mail you the source
off-line.  -- Joan

Joan McCready, IS Manager      phone:  636-479-4499
MetalTek International         fax:  636-479-3399
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-----Original Message-----
From: aldg []
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 4:48 PM
To: MAPICS Mailing List
Cc: Gershen, Al
Subject: Editing UCDEF in certain records of ITEMASA file with Query/400

Hi Mapics Group:

I want to edit a the UCDEF field (it is a numeric field that is populated
with values and it should be "zero" for certain Item Types in our system) in
ITEMASA for certain Item No. records and I'm wondering if it can be done
using Query/400?

For example:

Step # 1:  Use Query # 1 to copy the entire fields of the specific records
into a new file called ALTEST1

Step # 2: Use Query # 2 to input ALTEST1 and use Define Result Fields to
create a new substitue field (UCDEFCHG) with a numeric value of zero.  The
output of this query goes to ALTEST2.

Step @ 3: Use Query # 3 to input ALTEST2 and use Define Result Fields to
create the original field name, UCDEF, (which does not appear in ALTEST2)
with a numeric value of zero.  Then, using Select and Sequence Field, I
replace the UCDEFCHG field with the UCDEF field.  The output of this query
goes to ALTEST3.

Now AlTEST3 has the records of the specific Item Nos. with a corrected UCDEF
that now shows zero.

My problem is can I use Query/400 to replace the original records in ITEMASA
with the records now contained in ALTEST3?

How do I do this?

I realize that there are other ways to accomplish this task (for example,
using DBU or Mapics File Maintenance to edit UCDEF in the records in
question; but the problem here is that there a way to many records involved
in this matter to manually edit them).

Also, the reason we populate UCDEF with zero for Type 1 and Type 2 Item Nos.
is that if they are populated with their correct Standard Cost, the screw up
our cost estimating program that is used to quote product sales prices for

In particular, the Bill of Material gets overstated: It would show Standard
Costs for the detailed raw materials and purchased components that are part
of the Inv Type 1 and 2 items along with their own UCDEF cost of the
completed Type 1 and 2 Item.

As usual, I look forward to reading your fine suggestions.

Al Gershen
Grants Pass, OR

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