• Subject: Re: DMAS file DDS definitions
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 20:06:45 -0400 (EDT)

John,

(Sorry, I was out of town this week)
In a message dated 97-10-22 10:28:22 EDT, you write:

> We are converting a client from a 36 version of DMAS to the Alliance 2000 
>  distribution system.  I would like to find someone who has the DMAS 
>  (unknown version right now) file structures defined in DDS so that we
could 
>  easily create the conversion programs.  With all the copies of DMAS out 
>  there at one time, I can't believe we are the first ones to do this.  Any 
>  pointers, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

I didn't see any other responses, so you are probably SOL on AS/400 versions.
 _IF_ (and that's a BIG if), the files have been defined to IDDU, you can use
the IDDULINK procedure to bind the data definitions to the physical files on
the /400.  On the /400, LINK'ed files operate just like an externally defined
file (complete w/DSPFFD functionality).

If your files are NOT defined to IDDU, S/36 DMAS was nice enough to provide a
"Logic Manual" (HECK of an oxymoron) that defines all of the record layouts
for all of the files.  I somehow doubt that you plan to convert _ALL_ of the
DMAS files, so it should be a fairly simple matter to externally define only
those files that you need...

HTH,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere
else." -- Len Wein
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