Walter (et al),

In a message dated 99-01-13 22:03:59 EST, you write:

> Glenn......this is the kind of stuff we've been trying to tell people for
>  years now. No, you do not have 11.5 months. You, or anyone else with an
>  unremediated BPCS system will have an increasing number of failures. We
>  simulated this several times.

I have to agree with Walter here.  The problem can be AS/400-specific, not
just BPCS-specific.  Have any of you folks with sturdy (but non-compliant)
applications taking advantage of the DATE type variable requiring a valid date
that uses 9/9/99 as the default upper limit for report delimiting consider
what will happen when your data exceeds September ninth of this year?  I once
managed IS at a manufacturing company that used purchased components in their
products with a 24-month lead time -- wonder if they're compliant yet, when I
left 9/9/99 was the default for unscheduled orders that fell outside the
current planning fence.

For many folks, the time is _already_ past...


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA

"I'm going to tell my 9 children by eight different women that I played
against the great Michael Jordan" -- Shaquille O'Neal
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