Tommy,

I feel the final checking, the last gate to pass, should be the
constraints. If I can put stuff in there using UPDDTA that I couldn't by
using the application, then something is wrong.

Now, error checking in your applications is a matter of style. Yes, you
could check the status on writes or updates, and perhaps evaluate that
further (maybe even down into the joblog) and evaluate the errors thrown
by the constraints and triggers. And that would be 100% effective (or at
least better be). And, you should probably have this logic in there
anyway in case a new constraint is added. I'll agree with you, it's a
PITA.
I can understand if you want to duplicate this checking in your
application. Makes it easier to highlight fields in error, etc.

Rob Berendt

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