Thanks Guys
I am going to have to educate myself about _overridden_ message files.
(CL command = OVRMSGF)

There are some programming standards supplied by the vendor about the
purposes of the different message files, but then you have programmers who
dabble in this stuff whose full understanding is somewhat lacking, and the
rules get broken, so a safety measure are called programs & subroutines ...
if the message we looking for is not in the file where it is supposed to be,
let's look in the file where it is not supposed to be.

> From: (McCallion, Martin)
>  David X. Kahn wrote:

< snip >

>  > Remember that a message description is not an object.
>  > when it finds the message file it stops looking
>  > even if the message description is not found.
>  I don't know whether this helps, but _overridden_ message files behave
>  slightly differently: if the ID isn't in the to-to file, the system will
>  search the from-from file.  In this way message file overrides differ
>  from DB file overrides. (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)

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