• Subject: V4R4: AFP Overlays, Query/38, Backups, EDI/400 - FAILING. Update
  • From: "John Hilton IV" <jhilton4@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:06:07 -0500
  • Cc: "Graap, Ken" <keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Organization: U.S. Safetry/Parmelee Industries, Inc.

To the guys in the trenches:

Sorry I forgot one more problem with V4R4.

If you are running Harbinger/Premenos EDI/400 Version 2, i.e. the original.
It will have major problems when you go to V4R4, specifically, when you work
with Trading Partner Profiles, etc.

Some their files were not converted correctly by V4R4.  They are trying to
get a PTF from IBM.  I haven't been notified as to what it is.  The normal
send/receive EDI transmission work OK, it's only the configuration programs
that "shoot craps".

The work around is to rename the "screwed-up" files and then copy them back
under the original name.  There is no way to find which files you need to do
this with until you actually invoke one of their programs and it blows up in
your face and it tells you which file it is.  Then after you do as
described, the program mayl blow up again for the next file that's

This has nothing to with which release your on, we are at the most current
11.00.08, going from memory.

Forgiven me for continuing to amend/expand my original e-mails.

John Hilton IV

----- Original Message -----
From: John Hilton IV <jhilton4@ussafety.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Cc: Graap, Ken <keg@exchange.gasco.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 3:16 PM
Subject: V4R4: AFP Overlays, Query/38, Backups - FAILING

> Ken and others:
> Again I apologize, but I don't remember which PTF's I had to download,
> I had so many problems on 7/6/99 when I when to V4R4.  But if you contact
> the AS/400 Support Line  they know about both problems (backups not
> up certain files, and AFP overlays not working) and can give you the PTF
> numbers.
> The PTF for fixing backups not backing came out last week, the work around
> was to DSPFD of the file not being backed up, and then it would back up.
> Weird?
> The AFP overlays not printing could only be fixed via the PTF that I can't
> remember.
> The Query/38 failing problem, doesn't have a PTF yet, all you can do is
> CRTQRYAPP xxxx *SAVDFN, etc. and go back later and recreate with
> OPTIMIZE(*NO) for those that might have "division by zero" as a problem
> it executes.  If you can remember which ones do that.  Thankfully, due to
> many mass recompiles via Hawkeye/Pathfinder over the years I've sort of
> memorized all the ones I need to go back and recompile with OPTIMIZE(*NO).
> If necessary, I will call the Support Line and get the specific PTF number
> that were involved for these problems.
> Another reason for not remembering is that I have been downloading since
> 7/6/99 several dozen for WebSphere, NetData, HTTP, JAVA, NetCommerce,
> VisualAge for Java, etc.  I guess you can figure out what I'll be doing
> the rest of my life.
> But part of the problem with me calling the Support Line, is that I don't
> have a contract with them yet.  I will in mid-August when we switch over
> a Model 720 from the present Model 500.   And I'm already, or a least
> to, fight with them about some invoices I receive 6/28/99 for calls I made
> in mid-April.  One of them is for $728.17, still can't find anyone at IBM
> can explain it to me or that I can contest it with.  And I of course would
> like to know why it took two and a half months, maybe it's by design.
> Sorry I couldn't help you more, for now.
> And by the way, I wish you could see the E-Mail I sent to IBM  expressing
> thoughts on the above and several other concerns, but "discretion is the
> better part of valor".
> John Hilton IV
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Graap, Ken <keg@exchange.gasco.com>
> To: 'John Hilton IV' <jhilton4@ussafety.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 2:33 PM
> Subject: RE: V4R4 - AFP Overlays failing
> > John -
> >
> > Could you supply us with a list of the fixes you had to apply in order
> > fix these very noticeable problems?
> >
> >
> > Kenneth
> >
> > --
> > ********************************
> > Kenneth E. Graap
> > IBM Certified Specialist
> > AS/400  Professional
> > System  Administrator
> > NW Natural - Information Services
> > System Services
> > Phone: 503 226 4211 X5537
> > FAX:   603 849 0591
> > keg@nwnatural.com
> > ********************************
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Hilton IV [mailto:jhilton4@ussafety.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 11:47 AM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: V4R4 - AFP Overlays failing
> >
> >
> > FYI:
> >
> > When you go to V4R4 and even after you apply the CUM C9166440 you will
> still
> > be missing at least one PTF, I forgot the number but IBM's Support Line
> > knows which one it is and they chose to not include it for some reason.
> >
> > This PTF fixes a problem where none of your AFP overlays print anymore,
> e.g.
> > Invoice, Shop Orders, Shipping Papers, etc.
> >
> > Even if you put the PTF on you can not go back and reprint your spool
> files,
> > since the overlay is created/attached at the time the spool file is
> created.
> >
> > Get it before you go to V4R4 and apply it immediately after you upgrade,
> and
> > before you go back into production.
> >
> > Sorry I don't remember the number, we had enough problems on 7/6/99 with
> > other things, e.g. License Keys, Backups not backing up all files
> a
> > few in EDI/400 and Hawkeye/Pathfinder, another PTF was required for
> > etc.
> >
> > Forewarned is forearmed.
> >
> > Good luck all.
> >
> > John Hilton IV
> >
> >
> >

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