We have created a Test Environment for exactly this purpose. We use the same
program and display libraries as our production environment, but have
created a separate consolidated data library and separate library lists that
use the test library. On a regular basis, we backup our production library
and then restore it to the test library, thus allowing our test and
production environments to be similar.

When we want to do things such as you suggest, we run them in test to see
the effects. Once we are satisfied, we duplicate the changes into the
production environment. If we do not like the results, we either ignore them
or recreate the test environment, depending on our needs.

Stuart Sandler
Director of Information Systems
Krebs Engineers

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Morrison [mailto:AndyMorrison@blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 2:06 PM
To: jbausers-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: JBA ML - OEP55A

Can anyone advise me of the best way to test a program I have written to
load files SLPI0, SLPI1, FLPI0, FLPI1, & FLPI2.
We will be using the standard intercace calls for these files to update the
Sales Ledger and the General Ledger.
My initial thoughts were to create a duplicate Company and do the test runs
to this new company, but III have been told that it is not really possible
to create a complete duplicate of an existing company.
Other thoughts center around a trial run and then restoring from back-up,
but this seems to be a bit excessive and would result in significant
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Best Rgds,
Andy M.
Steele Road Ltd.

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