• Subject: Re: Rhyme nor reason
  • From: "Peter Dow" <pcdow@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 10:48:40 -0800

I found that on a V4R2 machine. Oh well. Did you try fixing the packed data
in the alpha field? My guess is that that's the problem, and that for you at
least it's getting translated into something displayable, but for the other
user it's not.

Regards,
 Peter Dow

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Langston <jlangston@conexfreight.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: Rhyme nor reason


> I can't find this value anywhere, CHRID or CHRIDCTL, I don't see it on
> DSPUSRPRF, CHGUSRPRF or WRKUSRPRF.  I'm on V3R7M0.
>
> Comparing all the other attributes of the user profiles (mine and test's)
I see
> almost everything is set to *SYSVAL for both of us.
>
> This is strange.  I think I"m going to try to copy MY user profile and use
> that and see what happens.  This one really has me puzzled.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jim Langston
>
> Peter Dow wrote:
>
> > Hi Jim,
> >
> > Sounds like an interesting problem. It sounds like that packed number in
the
> > alpha field might be part of the problem.  On the user profile there is
a
> > parameter CHRIDCTL which I've never used before, but from the sound of
the
> > help text, might be the problem:
> >
> > CHRIDCTL specifies the character identifier control for the job.
> > This attribute controls the type of CCSID conversion that occurs for
> > display files, printer files, and panel groups.  The *CHRIDCTL
> > special value must be specified on the CHRID command parameter on
> > the create, change, or override commands for display files, printer
> > files, and panel groups before this attribute will be used.
> >
> > The possible values are:
> >
> > *SYSVAL
> >     The value specified in the system value QCHRIDCTL is used.
> >
> > *DEVD
> >     The *DEVD special value performs the same function as on the
> >     CHRID command parameter for display files, printer files, and
> >     panel groups.
> >
> > *JOBCCSID
> >    The *JOBCCSID special value performs the same function as on the
> >    CHRID command parameter for display files, printer files, and
> >    panel groups.
> >
> > Does your profile and the test profile have the same value for this?
> >
> > Peter Dow
> > Dow Software Services, Inc.
> > 909 425-0194 voice
> > 909 425-0196 fax
> >
> > From: Jim Langston
> > > Now, I can do an UPDDTA and browse the file fine, someone else can
> > > not.  There are no date fields in this file.  There seems to be one
> > > instance
> > > where there is a packed number in an alpha field (I'm gonna have to
fix
> > > that) but I can browse it fine, I just see the characters that make up
> > > the
> > > numbers, while the other use gets "The retrieved record contains
invalid
> > > data."
> > >
> > > I copied his user profile to another profile named test, logged on as
> > > test,
> > > and test gets the same error.
> >
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