• Subject: RE: menu-screen compile, object in use
  • From: "Mark Allen" <mark.allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 14:02:35 -0500

I had the same issue for our attention key program (contains a menu of
custom reports/inquiries of canned package database).  What I did was create
a physical file with 4 fields

Category        (i.e. Orders, inventory)
Description     (i.e. Print On Hand Inventory, Find a Consultants Orders, etc.)
Command (i.e. 10 character field (CALL, RUNQRY, etc.)
Command to Run  (i.e. CALL PRTINVOH, RUNQRY QRY(FNDCONORD) RCDSLT(*YES)

The attention key program is an RPG program which reads this file, displays
in a subfile, and has an option field for them to select which option they
wish to run.

The attention key program then does a QCMDEXC using the data from the
Command to Run field.

Any time I need a change all I have to do is change the file!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Jim Langston
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 1:10 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: menu-screen compile, object in use


Yes, if this is the "home" menu for a user, they have a lock on the
file.  When I need to recompile these menus I will do a
WRKOBJLCK MYMENU *FILE
and see who has the file locked.  Then I'll call them up and ask them
to back out of the menu, or if it is their main menu, to log off for
a quick time to recompile the menu.  Once everyone is out, I recompile
the menu which takes all of 10 seconds or so.

Then I have to call them back to tell them they can log back in.

It is a pain.  If there is a work around (which I doubt) I would be
interested in knowing about it also.

Regards,

Jim Langston

Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 11:53:28 -0700
From: Schmuel <schmuel@bigfoot.com>
Subject: menu-screen compile, object in use

Hi Midrange,

First, an appreciation for a fine list.....
And thanks for the answers for my first questions on history loggin, PDM,
and such..
   (from a Sys/36 comparison level mainly)

Ok.. I was trying to simply compile a menu ...dds-400 type ..using 400 sda
... and it said the object was in use, not replaceable at the moment, even
     after I *thought*  everybody was out of the menu ...
(Yes, I did look at the "D U" equivalent...)

Is the object still in use because it is the "home" menu of a user,
   even if  they go to another menu ?
Or is there a way to get around this object replacement block
   thing that I don't know about ?
Seems be a screen block replacement function, (including any prompt
screens),
   not a RPG program issue ...

Thanks ..

Steven
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