Jerry,

I strongly disagree with your statement regarding EI/ and Power Link. I, and most of the XA community, embraced this solution many years ago and the payback and value to my company has been tremendous. IDF and E/I are the foundation that has given us a lot of value with XA for the past 7 years. Our users absolutely love it. It has given us the ability to upgrade easier and be release transparent. We started with this at Release 6, went to Rel. 7.8 and now 9.1. There are no other products or tools like this with most other ERP packages that give you a flexible U/I and allow you to extend your ERP applications seamlessly. Those of us on XA and Mapics for the past 10+ years know the value and flexibility this has brought to our companies. It is unfortunate your company has neglected to find the value in this U/I and the tool set.

Wayne, I apologize for stepping in on your post.

Julie

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Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] MAPICS Release 6 and IBM OS400 V7.1

Wayne,

You are trying to do what I was originally going to do. Get OS up 7.1 then deal with XA.
All the research I did pushed me the other direction. Neither way is not without issues.

The users are testing out the 9.1 env now without any real issues. I think you getting from 6 to 9.1 will be more of a challenge.

We are currently using PowerLink but for only 5 users and we have the EI lic. What a waste of $$$.
I am looking at a product that I hope we can use to replace PowerLink and our green screens.
We are using a sql server for the configurator product we use so going across platforms is critical.

Best of luck!!

Jerry Forss

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Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:40 PM
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Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] MAPICS Release 6 and IBM OS400 V7.1

Jerry,
INFOR put out a conversion tool for IBM OS400 V6.1 that replaces the AMALIB and AMXLIB with programs that have Observability set to *YES. We loaded that and did the migration to IBM OS400 V7.1 successfully. The green screen stuff works fine - no issues there but since the R6 client is using Smalltalk for communication with SQL we are having these issues. We had hoped not to upgrade to get this to work but with the results we are receiving in the client, there may be no alternative. We have not even started with Powerlink - I don't think it was available for MAPICS R6.
Hope you have better luck than we are.

Wayne

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From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of (WalzCraft) Jerry Forss
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] MAPICS Release 6 and IBM OS400 V7.1

Hi Wayne,

How are you getting to 7.1 with a rel 6 XA? The objects need to have been compiled at 5.1 or greater.
We are at rel 7 going to 9.1 in the next month. Right on the heels of that I am taking us to 7.1 of the OS.
Fun for me!!!

Do you use Powerlink and EI? What ver are you on with that? The rel 9 version of PowerLink runs our rel 7 of XA.

Jerry

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Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:58 PM
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Subject: [MAPICS-L] MAPICS Release 6 and IBM OS400 V7.1

I was wondering if anyone has attempted to run MAPICS XA Release 6 on a I series machine at OS400 V7.1?
We have attempted this feat on 3 different LPARS and have found that the MAPICS Client will not perform certain "COPY" functions for Purchase Orders and Items. I realize that we are treading on ground that INFOR specifically says not to, but we are pretty close to getting this migration to work. Since we cannot look at the Smalltalk data and the actual SQL statements, we were wondering if anyone has possibly developed a way to get past this? We definitely do not want to have to reinvent the wheel here....

Thanks in advance,
Wayne R. Baldwin
Lead AS/400 Mapics Administrator
Eaton Corporation
440 Murray Hill Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Tel: +1 (910) 695 - 2934
Mobile: +1 (910) 476-1804

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