I agree that it is wrong.  I am pretty sure that IBM did not misunderstand me.  
He said definitely a program compiled over testdata will not look at the 
proddata file for a level check AND since I was running it over proddata, the 
program would not even check the file over which it was compiled.

But I am here to tell you ... it happened. I did not get a level check and I 
can reproduce it.

Mary Kern 
Director of Information Services 
University of Toledo Foundation 
2801 W Bancroft St Mail Stop 319
Toledo, OH 43606
Voice: (419) 530-7730 (800) 640-0147 
Fax: 419-530-2895 
Email: Mary.kern4@xxxxxxxxxxx
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trying to find easier ways to do something. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: David Gibbs [mailto:david@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:57 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Level Check

Kern, Mary T wrote:
> IBM support line tells me that a program doesn't know anything about 
> any file except the one over which it was compiled.  If a program is 
> compiled over files in TESTDATA and the program is run over files in 
> PRODDATA, it cannot do a level check.  And it won't even check the 
> files in TESTDATA to see if they match.

Um, that's completely wrong.

If a program is compiled over a file in TESTDATA and then run with a 
file in PRODDATA, then it will check the format level identifier of the 
file it was compiled with against the one it is running with.

If the level identifiers don't match, the program will fail (unless it 
was instructed to ignore level checks).

So long as the file in TESTDATA and PRODDATA have the same format level 
identifier, the program will work fine.


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