We are a relatively new installation of Mapics and have used SQL and service
programs for all functions that update the Mapics database.  I have also
made an effort to exclusively use SQL for accessing the Mapics files in
order to avoid recompiles due to level checking when upgrading to a new
release.  This way we only have to check to see if a field has been removed
or the functionality replaced for the upgrade.

By placing the access to frequent functionality such as retrieving the item
description in a service program, the programs which use this do not have to
be touched.  Only the service program would need to be changed in the event
this information changed where/how it was located.

I am also hoping that this will make the move to JAVA and object oriented
programming easier if needed later.

Just some ideas on how SQL can be used with Mapics, Lisa

-----Original Message-----
From: McCready, Joan [mailto:Joan.McCready@metaltekint.com]
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 5:14 PM
To: MAPICS-List (E-mail)
Subject: SQL and MAPICS


Hi!

I have just finished Intro to, Intermediate Applications of and Adv Appls of
SQL through our local univeristy continuing ed program. I am now thoroughly
dangerous!

What tool do those of you who use SQL use with MAPICS / AS/400? We don't
have (and really don't need) MS SQL Server. Any suggestions?

I've played with Access today, and can query MAPICS files, but can't update
- or at least I haven't found the magic button yet.

Have a good weekend  -- Joan

Joan McCready, IS Manager      phone:  636-479-4499
MetalTek International               fax:  636-479-3399
The Carondelet Division             www.metaltekint.com
8600 Commercial Blvd
Pevely, MO  63070

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