• Subject: Re: Multiple Related Databases
  • From: Balaji Venkataraman/commsoft<bvenkata@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 17:10:01 -0500

Bill,
We did something similar here. The only difference being that we were 
dealing with two Synon models that needed to share the "naming files". 
Synon uses a set of files that drive the naming of different fields and 
files. We decided to share the "naming files" because there was a plan to 
copy model objects from one Synon model to another. We created a library 
called SHARENAME that is shared by the different models. This worked very 
well for us, even though we did not really do a lot of multi-modeling.
Balaji
bvenkata@commsoft.net

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Bill Robins <brobins@ix.netcom.com> on 01/13/99 03:14:16 AM
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Subject:        Multiple Related Databases
>
>(I am sending this message to both the BPCS list and the Midrange list, 
because
>it may be applicable to other situations others have experienced in a 
non-BPCS
>shop.)
>
>We recently acquired another company, which we want to convert their 
system to
>BPCS 4.0.5CD.  My plan is to start them out with their own database, but 
in the
>future their data would be merged with ours into a single database.

>My question is this: Since the plan is to merge the data at some point in 
the
>future, setting up the data so that it will not conflict when merged would 
be
>desirable.  There are customers and vendors that both company's share for
>example, that if they had different numbers while in separate databases 
would
>need to be converted so the data could be joined when the data merges. One 
idea
>floating around my head would be to put a common library above the library 
list
>of each database that would contain certain files that would be shared 
between
>the two.

>Example:  Instead of RCMxxx sitting in BPCSFC1 -and- in BPCSFC2, it would 
sit in
>BPCSFCX that is higher in the library list than C1 and C2.  It would not 
exist
>in either C1 or C2, but only in CX.

>Anyone tried this?  Does it sound feasible?  Should I see a Psychiatrist?

>Thanks,
>Bill

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