OK, copied it to the IFS root, no problems using a long filename from there.

One of the issues I'm dealing with here is that I'm developing an application
that will make me the next Brad Stone <g> and it requires copying an AS/400
file to a location from where Microsoft Word can insert the file into a
document.  So I need to keep it as flexible as possible in terms of all the
different AS/400 setups out there for potential customers.  I need to think in
terms of OS/400 release independence (V3R2 on up) and different users' client
software and hardware.

Which brings up another question.  Is my ability to map a drive in Windows
Explorer dependent on using Client Access?  If it is, how do non-CA Windows
users gain access to the IFS?

Also, I'm not sure I really want to dump these files into the IFS root, so I
did another test creating a BALED directory in the root directory, copying the
file there; the long filename appeared to work fine in this case as well.
Regarding AS/400 security, is this something I'll be able to "get away with"
on most AS/400s out there?  John Earl, comments?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
You want to use the IFS which hold the Root, QOpenSys, QDLS, QSYS.LIB, QOPT,
QFileSrv.400 and QNTC systems.  The Root system is not case sensitive and
supports the long file names.  It is compatible with your older DOS based
machines such as WinXX.


Christopher K. Bipes    mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
Sr. Programmer/Analyst  mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
CrossCheck, Inc.        http://www.cross-check.com
6119 State Farm Drive   Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102
Rohnert Park CA  94928  Fax: 707 586-1884

If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only geniuses work here.
Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000

-----Original Message-----
From: D.BALE@handleman.com [mailto:D.BALE@handleman.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 9:34 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: RE: QOpenSys name rules


Chris, thanks for the reply, but it appears that the 8.3 DOS-like convention
fixed it for me.  I'm using uppercase anyway, so case shouldn't be a
concern.

The reasons I am using QOpenSys (as I vaguely recall from decisions I made
several months ago):
 - The long file name wouldn't work in QDLS
 - I thought QOpenSys was required/preferred for stream files

The rationale for using a long file name is to be able to use a <UserID *cat
Date *cat Time> formatted name, mostly to ensure that there are no duplicate
file names, but also to provide a name that provides a sequence so that when
multiple files are presented in the sequence they were created.

If I am forced to use the 8.3 DOS-like convention, I will need to check to
see
if the file already exists in QOpenSys (or QDLS, if I need to change to
using
that).  How does one go about doing that?

Also, someone please shoot down my second reason (using QOpenSys was
required/preferred for stream files) if it's not valid.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
Win95 will not work with a case sensitive file system such as QOopenSys.
Win98/NT will.  Don't use QOopenSys if you have to use old OS's.

Christopher K. Bipes    mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
Sr. Programmer/Analyst  mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
CrossCheck, Inc.        http://www.cross-check.com
6119 State Farm Drive   Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102
Rohnert Park CA  94928  Fax: 707 586-1884

If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only geniuses work here.
Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000

-----Original Message-----
From: D.BALE@handleman.com [mailto:D.BALE@handleman.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 11:39 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: QOpenSys name rules


Are the object name rules for QOpenSys different for V3R2, V3R7, and V4R*?
I
have a working application that used CPYTOSTMF to copy a file to QOpenSys
with
a target file name like BALED20001121142700.TXT .  The command executes
correctly, and the file shows up in Windows Explorer with this name, but
when
I try to do *anything* with the file in Windows95 - copy it, move it, delete
it - I get a message box declaring that the file cannot be found.  From an
AS/400 command line, I used WRKLNK to rename that object to BALED2.TXT and
that fixed the problem.  I imagine that the culprit was an object name that
did not conform to a valid 8.3 DOS-like name.

I am 99% certain I did not have this restriction in a previous shop,
although
I am uncertain as to whether I had access to a V3R2 box to test it on (that
shop had 25+ AS/400s at various OS levels).  The other difference that I can
think of is that I was using WindowsNT 4.? as my Client Access workstation
at
the previous shop.

Is it OS/400 version differences?
Is it Win95 vs. WinNT differences?
PTFs?
Service Packs?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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