We have been using DBU for quite a while now.  I was wondering if 
others have also gotten bad support from ProData like we have.

Two release ago (4.0), we sent ProData a list of problems with DBU.  
Things like looping, hard crashes, and quirks (about 19 things).
When we got the next release (4.1) we checked the list of stuff again.
Only about 25% of the things were fixed and a few more were added to 
the list. The list went down to about 15 items and sent to ProData.
We are now on version 5.0, and some of these problems STILL exist.
I have not sent them the new list yet because I am still working on
testing the thing on the previous list and adding things to the new list.
It seems to us that ProData does not know how to listen to the
problems of their customers.  Some time next year, I will be looking into
the possibility of replacing DBU with something else.  <soapbox off>

One other thing, ProData's claim that DBU FULLY supports Date Data Types.?.?
We have had to test DBU on this one because we are now fully using DDTs. 
There seems to be no way to tell if a DDT is null or not.  Also,
there seems to be no way to set a DDT to null.  We have had to resort to
SQL to get the full DDT support we need. We never got a manual in our area, 
so if anybody has the solution to these 2 short comings, please let me know.

--  THANKS
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Scott P. Johnson
Programmer/Analyst
IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 RPG Programmer
Highsmith Inc.
W5527 Hwy 106, PO BOX 800
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0800
TEL:  920-563-9571                FAX:  920-563-7395
sjohnson@highsmith.com
www.highsmith.com
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