• Subject: RE: Overcoming CRTDUPOBJ limitation
  • From: Scott Mildenberger <Smildenber@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 07:24:36 -0700

Martin,

Just a guess here, but when you run 6) do you have Library1 in your library
list?  Try it without Library1 or Library2 in your library list to see if
that affects the outcome.

Scott Mildenberger



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Rowe [SMTP:martin@dbg400.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 12:55 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Overcoming CRTDUPOBJ limitation
> 
> Hi all
> 
> I'm trying to get round a limitation in CRTDUPOBJ as hopefully this 
> scenario illustrates:
> 
> Library1 has physical files A and B, and logical files X and Y. 
> Library2 has physical file C and logical Z. 
> File X is a join logical over both physicals A and B. 
> File Y is a logical over physical B.
> File Z is a join logical over both physicals A and C.
> 
> I want to create a test environment (in Library3) with all these files. 
> 
> 1) CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(A) FROMLIB(LIBRARY1) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(LIBRARY3) 
> 2) CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(B) FROMLIB(LIBRARY1) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(LIBRARY3) 
> 3) CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(C) FROMLIB(LIBRARY2) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(LIBRARY3)
> 4) CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(X) FROMLIB(LIBRARY1) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(LIBRARY3) 
> 5) CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(Y) FROMLIB(LIBRARY1) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(LIBRARY3)
> 6) CRTDUPOBJ OBJ(Z) FROMLIB(LIBRARY2) OBJTYPE(*FILE) TOLIB(LIBRARY3)
> 
> At V4R3M0 1) to 5) completed and 6) failed. At V4R4M0 6) now completes 
> but logical Library3/Z points to Library1/A, not Library3/A. This is in 
> keeping with the documentation, but I want Library3/Z to point to A & C 
> in Library 3 (not much of a test environment otherwise ;-) ).
> 
> I've tried deleting and recreating (ADDLFM) the logical file member to 
> point to the correct file, but it fails. A save/restore doesn't do the 
> trick either. The only option I know that works is to recreate from the 
> source. On our development box that isn't a problem, as we have the code 
> for virtually all our software but it's a bit cumbersome. In a setting 
> where the source member isn't available I can only think of creating one 
> (from the the file APIs) and compiling against that. That seems even more 
> contrived.
> 
> Can anyone point out a solution I've missed out (other than a better DB 
> structure - I'm not able to do anything about that as yet :-( ). I'm 
> after a generic solution I can include in my DBG/400 software for other 
> people in the same situation - I guess I'll go with the create source 
> method if I can't avoid it.
> 
> Regards, Martin  
> -- 
> martin@dbg400.net / jamaro@firstlinux.net
> http://www.dbg400.net DBG/400 - DataBase Generation utilities 
> Free test environment tools for the AS/400 and misc other stuff
> 
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