It wouldn't generate a level check if the format identifiers were the
same. Also, I wonder if fully qualifying a file reference would make a
difference in level check processing? Bet it would...that can also be an
issue in service programs.

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 15:18:59 -0500, "Kern, Mary T"
<MKern4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> 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.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Gibbs [mailto:david@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:57 PM
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> 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.
> david
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