• Subject: RE: Solicitation for product recommendations
  • From: Roger Boucher <RBoucher@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:36:15 -0700

Appreciate the reply (and also the others I got from a couple vendors who I
will be contacting).  I had a question for you on the CPYTOIMPF file
command.  How do you deal with negative numbers?

Thanks again!


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Mildenberger [mailto:Smildenber@Washcorp.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 11:31 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Solicitation for product recommendations


Some suggestions, you could use CPYTOIMPF to extract the data and put it
into a "flat" database file.  This command has the ability to create a fixed
record format or a delimited file(you can even specify the delimiters).
Then you could ftp this flat file to wherever you want it on the network.
As far as automating and being able to see if there were errors, we use a
scheduling product called Pilot from ASC that we really like.  You can
schedule a job any way you can imagine.  It can even do different things
depending on if a job ends normally or abnormally.  For example, we have and
EDI job that normally runs every 30 minutes but if it gets an abnormal end
then it runs again in 5 minutes.  Every morning we just have to look in
Pilot to see how all the automated jobs ran, we even created an auto-purge
of the Pilot log so that the only jobs that show up are those that ended
abnormally.

HTH

Scott Mildenberger

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Boucher [SMTP:RBoucher@stanpac.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 10:42 AM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      Solicitation for product recommendations
> 
> We are a very small shop, but with our foot to the pedal <g>.  We now have
> three different applications for which we extract data from the AS/400 and
> send it to the NT network (and probably more to follow).  We are looking
> for
> recommendations for a product that will allow us to automate and MANAGE
> the
> transfer of these extract files to the network.
> 
> All three of these processes have the common thread that they need to have
> their extracted data sent from physical files on the AS/400 to the network
> when the extracts have completed running (submitted jobs running in
> batch).
> 
> Requirements:
> 1) It MUST be able to handle zoned negative numbers (like Client Access).
> 
> (Hopeful) Requirements:
> 2) Data transfers can be initiated from a batch job running on the AS/400.
> 3) We don't have to pay attention to it because it runs by itself without
> errors.
> 
> Wishful thinking
> 4) If errors do occur I only have to look one place to see what the errors
> were.
> 
> 
> We are willing to spend a little on this one.
> Are there any such products out there?
> 
> NOTE: We will also consider (with a bias) products that run on the network
> and grab data from the AS/400 if they make sense for us.
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