• Subject: Re: DISKTASKS (was Rhyme or Reason)
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 02:02:49 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Jim,

This thread has turned into a technical "mystery story" that inquiring
minds want to know. <g>

Now I havn't kept up on the whole story, but I gather that you have an
alpha defined field with packed decimal data that some users can not
gain access via UPDDTA.  So obviously, something is below hex 20, but
why can you get to it and someone else can't?

Now for printing you can define an "unprintable substitute character"
but we are talking displays here.

You've been getting good advice as to where to look for differences, but
noone as asked you: What's different?

Before we can tell you about what might be different, how about you
telling us about what is different.  Are you both using the same
hardware? Connectin method? If a PC, same emulation? Adapter card? PC
OS?

The only reason I ask, is that I only saw similarities on the host, but
not the client.

I guess it's time go down the numbers, methodicaly, instead of shooting
in the dark.

"Gallagher, Debbie" wrote:
> 
> Jim:
> 
> First of all, I gotta tell you, this problem of yours has me watching with
> fascination. I can hardly wait to find out what the problem is.
>
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