• Subject: Re: Data Modeling on the AS/400
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:10:44 EDT

Jon,

In a message dated 98-07-10 15:06:30 EDT, you write:

> Hi there folks - I have a BP asking me for advice on a data modeling tool
for
> AS/400.  It has to accommodate both existing databases and assist in
designing
> new ones.  They have looked at Silverrun, but find the "bridging" a bit 
> awkward.
>  
>  I know I've seen references here before but foolishly forgot to file them.
>  
>  Any thoughts?

Haven't seen many _true_ data modeling tools for the /400.  The various CASE
tools take a stab at it, but fall short because their forte (and focus) is
lower CASE.  There used to be a product called "The Visible Analyst" that
would actually create DDS, but I don't remember who wrote it and haven't seen
it in so long it may no longer be around.  IEF was supposed to come up with a
/400 interface at one time, but don't know if they ever followed through after
TI sold that division.  Sorry, not much help, but a couple of places to
look...

Cheers!,

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

"The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an
awful hurry." -- John Jensen
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