• Subject: Re: dds validity check
  • From: John Hall <jhall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:44:00 -0500

I don't think it matters what software package you are using.  The
question is about DDS.  When you specify valid values in the DDS the
user only gets the following message upon entering a non valid value.

  Value entered for field is not valid.  Valid values listed in message
help.

Unfortunately the answer is "works as designed".  It could have been
done a lot better but it wasn't.
Most of us use our own validation techniques so we can display a more
meaningful message.

i.e.:  You must enter Y or N 

John Hall
Home Sales Co.


MacWheel99@aol.com wrote:
> 
> This does not look to me like it is an IBM operating system function.
> 
> It looks to me like it is software that someone wrote, perhaps part of an ERP
> package, then tested to make sure it was working satisfactorily for your
> company.  You need to talk with your company's software testing & end user
> application education department to learn either why the software is not
> working the way you think it should, or how to get it to do what you need.
> 
> Did you check the help (F1) to see what values are valid?
> 
> >  From:    midrange.mail@sfmco.com (midrange)
> >
> >    when you enter values in to validate. why don't the values show up when
> in
> >  valid values are enterd?
> >
> >
> >    GLUTILS2              Journal Entry Batch Utility
> >  11/15/00
> >    JEFF
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >                           Journal #  AR  38  0001
> >
> >                           Period #   11
> >
> >                           G/L #       33
> >
> >                           Status     X
> >
> >
> >
> >                        Change Status and Press Enter
> >                            To Cancel Press F12
> >
> >
> >    F3=Exit  F12=Cancel
> >
> >
> >   Value entered for field is not valid.  Valid values listed in message
> help.
> >
> >
> >  Jeff g
> 
> Alister William Macintyre
> Computer Data Janitor etc. of BPCS 405 CD Rel-02 on 400 model 170 OS4 V4R3
> (forerunner to IBM e-Server i-Series 400)  @ http://www.cen-elec.com Central
> Industries of Indiana--->Quality manufacturer of wire harnesses and
> electrical sub-assemblies
>
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