Bob,

I have used Excel and Access on various occasions to update the XA
offline files...and then run the offline programs within XA. I believe
you can create an ODBC and update the iSeries offline files directly
from Excel...but I have used Access since I found that easier.

As a starting point - have you looked at the file layouts for the XA
offline file loads?

If this sounds like what you are looking for -- give me a call or email
directly and I will try to assist.

Have a great day.


Chuck Mick
Diversified Machine Inc.
(o) 248.277.4315
(m) 517.643.3548



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[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 11:08 AM
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Subject: [MAPICS-L] Loading Offline Files from Excel

Hello,
I have a requirement to load some offline data to our
MAPICS system. Currently it is in an Excel 2003 spreadsheet and I need
to get it into a file on the iSeries that I can use to load from. As I
have never done this before I have no clue on how to proceed.

Could some kind soul out there enlighten me.

Thanks very much in advance

Bob Anderson

IT Manager
Kent Sporting Goods Inc.
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New London OH 44851
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