Buck,

That's the numbers I was looking for.

You successfully webfaced 5000+ screens.

You said that it never made it into production, (because of your 
management's fondness for NewLook), and that you never verified each and 
every screen.  However, did a fairly complex and voluminous sample seem to 
be functioning?  (Like, perhaps, an order inquiry application and the 
various detail and prompt screens associated with that application.)

Rob Berendt
-- 
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary 
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." 
Benjamin Franklin 





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>       The webfacing manuals say that webfacing requires very little 
change
> to the source code, it are they referring to the DDS or RPG ?

The RPG does not change at all and neither does the DDS.  WebFacing reads
the DDS source and creates some Java objects out of it.  This presumes 
that
your DDS converts (all keywords supported.)  If you _need_ to change the
DDS, you might have to change the RPG because of functionality changes.

> If I have to change the DDS before I convert it, does this mean that
>I need to recompile my RPG ?

Same rules apply as always.  If the buffer changes, the RPG gets 
recompiled.

> I'm in a situation where the DDS for application is available to me bit
the
> RPG is not. Can I consider webfacing as an option ?
> By the way it's also Synon ( Cool 2/e) generated.

Yes.  I converted 5000+ screens with the earliest versions of WebFacing.
Although the converter screamed about the number of unsupported DDS
keywords, virtually the DDS did convert and run without changes.  I never
checked every one of th 5000 displays though...  Our application is
Synon-generated so yes, we used a conversion tool to convert generated 
DDS.

This never went into production though because Management decided to use
newlook.  Mostly for change management reasons.

  --buck



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