• Subject: Re: ... bad to better to worse
  • From: Tim-Bar <timbar@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 15:45:54 -0700
  • Organization: Tim-Bar

On the AS/400, I've used the format selector program, created separate
physical files for the files that had multiple record types, and created
multiformat logicals for those physicals. Using legacy code, it works
great! The problem is that some of the sites will still be on a SYS/36
and need to access files on the AS/400. The SYS/36 doesn't know what to
do with a multiformat logical file on the AS/400! The AS/400 also needs
to access files on the SYS/36s. The multiformat logical was a perfect
solution for using as much legacy code as possible. It was moving them
toward separate externally-defined physical files instead of one
program-defined file with multiple record types. The plan is that
eventually all the sites will have their own AS/400 and then all the
remaining code will be rewritten. In the meantime...

Darlene Brengle
Norsoft, Inc.

> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 20:57:35 -0500
> From: Pete Hall <peteh@inwave.com>
> Subject: Re: It goes from bad to better to worse
> At 09:22 PM 5/19/98 -0700, Darlene Brengle wrote:
> >The info I received from all the gracious folks on the list regarding 
> >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?
> Darlene,
> If what you are saying is that the S/36 sites need to access the AS/400 data, 
>this should not be a problem if you use DDM. The AS/400 FMTSLR program should 
>take care of record adds and automagically put the data in the correct 
>physical file. Some minor program tweaks may be necessary to prevent data 
>decimal exceptions.
> If you are saying that you need to run the same code on S/36 and AS/400, you 
>are probably limited to the S36EE until all sites are ready to move to AS/400, 
>as there are a fair number of differences between RPG3 and RPG2, as you have 
>already observed. In this situation, it may be worth investigating what it 
>would take to run SSP on the AS/400 as a "personality". I have not done this, 
>so I can't shed much light on it, other than that it effectively gives you a 
>partition on the AS/400 that is a rea
> Pete
> Pete Hall
> peteh@inwave.com
> http://www.inwave.com/~peteh/
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