• Subject: Re: It goes from bad to better to worse
  • From: DAsmussen <DAsmussen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 01:01:26 EDT

Darlene,

In a message dated 98-05-19 23:01:58 EDT, you write:

> The info I received from all the gracious folks on the list regarding
multiformat 
>  logical files was the perfect solution until today when I found out that
not all the 
>  sites are moving from a System 36 to an AS/400 at the same time. Some will 
> stay on the 36 for awhile. The very sticky problem is that some files are
shared by 
> sites. Those  sites that are not upgrading now need the multiple record type
files
> and the sites that are upgrading need the multiformat logicals with separate
> physical files. They do not want to run in the 36 environment on the AS/400.
Are
> there any other options?

As usual, it depends.  How are the disparate sites sharing files?  You can
send the file from a S/36 site to an AS/400 site and use CPYF to split out the
records into the multiple physicals (if your multiformat logical with record
format selector program is named the same as the physical on the /36, legacy
programs will run against it with no problem).  You can also have the files
defined via IDDU on the /400, and using the IDDULINK proc against them will
allow even DSPFFD to work.  What is the cross-platform result that you're
trying to achieve?

Regards,

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

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." -- Malcolm
S. Forbes
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