Vern,

I, too, prefer UIM menus. I just have two complaints about them.

First, I haven't found an interactive design tool, like SDA. I just keep all of my skeleton source in a template (actually several source members) and use that for new menus. I guess the ability to use includes makes this too tough to handle.

Second, the lack of columns.

My users weren't too ecstatic, shall we say, about them when I started implementing them. But they liked not having to drill down to sub-menus because I couldn't cram all of the (for example) report options on a single panel. Now they just page down. The majority of our menus are to old style, but I change them to UIM whenever I need to touch one.

The lack of display attributes (colors, underlining, and such) would be nice, but I rarely use them even on DDS or SFGR menus. At our place users set their emulation attributes any way they want (some of which, honestly) blind me as they are so garish. I did reverse imaging and colors on one program's display that, frankly, disappeared because of some user's settings.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 11:26 AM
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Subject: Re: copying menu's from a test to a production library

Jim

I assume these are DDS menus. If so, my suggestion is probably not practical but has long-term benefits, IMO.

Change to UIM menus - only one source member and no database relationships to worry about.

There are some things you can't do with UIM menus that you can with DDS ones, but not many. Wean one's self from pretty colors and all that - heh!

HTH
Vern

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From: JDHorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

RE: Find library of program to process a command, thanks all for your help
with the previous issue.

New issue

We use the following scenario to promote test programs to production

put test library on top of library list, if no issues- run program to copy
objects/source to appropriate production libraries, remove test library
from library list, next day rename test library to a save library

this works great except for menu's. the menu's need to be recompiled
after they are moved to the production libraries before the library they
were compiled in is renamed. anyone know a fix to this?

Jim Horn

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