Thanks all for the helpful replies. Sorry, but answering all the emails the other day put me out for two days with a backache. I go to PT today to try to work it out. <painful grimace>

This was an enlightening experience, as usual. So many solutions and the ultimate answer to my original question.

First off, despite working on the AS400 since the first year it was available to the general non-partner public, I will readily admit that I don't know but the smallest of percentage of what is available, I'm sure, although I don't know what I don't know, so that is not a valid admittance. But I do realize that somebody out there may know the answer and obviously with groups like this one, the answer can be found.

Second, my original idea was that I would be able to do something with one step and I asked it without completely thinking it through. I do that often enough, and sometimes later regret it. I don't this time because reading all the responses has been enlightening, as well as fun.

Third, I like a challenge. I may embark on a quest to "fill the gap". I understand that RDi is a developer's tool, but as a tool, it's function is to take source on the i and transfer that to the PC and then put it back all for the convenience of eliminating the need for the developer to have to go through the steps himself. What I'm proposing doesn't seem too large a step from that. But there are a few factors in there that I don't understand fully and many APIs and tools that I've yet to come across. Too many times in the past I've developed something that was already there and didn't find out about it because I didn't ask the right persons.

Until someone enhances the existing tools to do what I want, I'll continue to use that which is comfortable to me and try to learn other methods that turn out to be easier. I hope to always be willing to learn new stuff.

Thanks again, all. Really great stuff you've passed on.


-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin
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Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Making the most, or over-thinking it - SQL for uploads

The fees for each user for just this one application might make RDi an expensive solution?

On 8/31/2016 12:24 PM, MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
... Is RDi something that you want to use for a production process?
After all, it is Rational *Developer* for IBM i. ...
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