• Subject: Re: S/36 to AS/400 conversion tools and Y2K tools
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 10:34:22 -0400

Hey Guys !
I am fine for  what I need right now  -just int he process of replying  and
the note got away  with  just one word  (then the infamous Oops send key).

 I Tend to agree with  both your conclusions

At 04:38 PM 10/1/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Carl H. Gerlach wrote:
>> Glenn:
>> I can't make a recommendation on converting S36 code to native 400,
however I would like to inquire if you were able to consider leaving your
S36 code as-is and run it on an Advanced 36 or a AS400 with OS400 v3r7 or
better with SSP. The speed is incredible. You also can share the data with
OS400 rather nicely.
>I'll second that.  Unless the S/36 code was designed with the AS/400 in
>mind, converting code to native would give you little, if any, benefit
>over running a S/36 environment.
>If you have very clean source members for let's say the input specs of a
>file, you could write a program in an afternoon which would create a
>bare bones file DDS, but sooner or later you would want to make
>reference to a data dictionary, add edit codes, validity checks, etc.
>and I don't know of any conversion tool which does that.  The S/D screen
>specs automatically create display file DDS, again without dictionary
>See if you can get a copy of RedBook GG24-3250-x "System/36 to AS/400
>Application Migration" and GG24-3304 "Converting System/36 Environment
>Applications to Native AS/400".
>The migration aid is a S/36 software product which would create a list
>of programs to compile and produce an audit report of the progress.
>James W. Kilgore

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