Ok folks, I am going to submit a design change request form. I want to know, after I do so, who I'll have to watch out for in dark alleys. We have individual objects on our system that are bigger than 10GB. When you do a DSPOBJD to an outfile the outfile returns 10 nines. I need the size of the field ODOBSZ increased. Frankly, since it is a packed field, adding one more digit would be painless, but that still wouldn't cut it - each of these objects is 1/3 terabyte, or 12 digits. I figure that it is better to make everyone go through a little suffering in the short term than to have IBM add a new field and have to use SQL for the following SELECT ODLBNM, ODOBNM, ODOBTP, ODOBAT, case when odobsz <> 9999999999 then odobsz else newfield end as Size, , ODOBTX from ROB/BIGOUT In case you are wondering how we got such huge files on our system - We are using Tivoli/Adstar to backup our PC's to our 400. From there to tape. We do restores on a frequent basis so this works out great for us. I am hoping that since this uses a crapload of disk, and some hefty tape drives, on the biggest 400 in the state then maybe I'll have a little pull with IBM. Rob Berendt -- "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
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