• Subject: Re: FTP Externally Described Files
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 07:30:50 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

DDS stands for Data Definition Specifications, doesn't it?

And isn't that what is being lost?  The Data Definition Specifications
for the file.  Of course, there are DDS source files too.   Which I
put in a file called QDDDSSRC, not QDDS 8-)

Technically, DDS may not be the correct term for the external
file description, but  isn't it?  It sounds right to me.


Jim Langston

Rob Berendt wrote:

> Why do people refer to the definitions in an externally described file
> as DDS?  I thought DDS was source specifications.  I've worked with people
> who wouldn't look at the DSPFFD, or similar utilities - even if the DDS
> had been deleted.  Also, I've created many files with SQL instead of DDS,
> (although I am rethinking that strategy).

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