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Asokrani

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Member Profiles: want to know about PACK options
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Hi

I want to know about one of the settings in the PROFILE option of the member.When we say PROFILE in the command prompt inside the member it will give us various settings about Number -on,Number off,caps on.etc..

In that i want to know about PACK options...What is that and what it is used for ?

I hope my question is clear
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:15 am    Post subject:
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In that i want to know about PACK options...What is that and what it is used for


PACK is used to determine whether data is to be stored in a compressed format or the standard format.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:23 am    Post subject:
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Thank you..Will it give a compilation error when we have this ON in a cobol element.
I have problem related to this..we use a tool named ENDEVOR to maintain the history of changes.This tool helps in keeping versions of change.This similar to a Visual Source safe..The problem is ,the base version had the profile of PACK off and the thing which i put in after the change had the profile of PACK ON So now the endevor tool is showing a change with all the lines of the code...and it has overiden all the history of changes. I want to know how is the PACK option related to this ?

Hope I am clear again.
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Hello,

If you want to play with settings that you do not research first, you at least need to use a "play" dataset rather than a pds your "real" work is in.

Your change history may be lost. I'd suggest you talk with the people who support Endevor and see if they can "roll back" to the previous stable position of that/those module(s).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:57 am    Post subject: Member Profiles
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Thanks I understood the problem becuse of the PROFILE ....Please let me know how it is related ? example i know the changes that would occur based on NUM on and NUM off options..they are seen obviously...... Like NUM-ON i want to know about PACK option...where it is getting changed and what is getting changed? Will we get a compliation error having PACK -ON ?
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Hello,

Let me try this another way - unless/until someone in authority tells you to use PACK ON - do not use it. It may or may not cause problems depending on what you've done and what tries to use it.

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Thanks I understood the problem becuse of the PROFILE ....Please let me know how it is related
I believe you do not yet understand. Above, i told you what PACK is used for.

I strongly advise you not to experiment with anything other than a meaningless dataset that has no real code or data in it - nothing yoj are experimenting with should ever be managed by Endevor. You may not only damage something of "yours", but may damage something that multiple teams/projects use.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:17 am    Post subject:
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I didn't experiment with the datasets....This is the problem some one who works with me done it and i have to rectify it...ya i do know i have take the element from endevor put it back in the same state i.e with the profiles and put it back again.Before going forward for corecting it i feel i should know about the problem.....I understood PACK is related to compresing the size(correct me if i am wrong) of a member...


Thanks for all the quick replies..It really made sense and helped me to understand
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You're welcome icon_smile.gif

From your posts, i thought this was something you had done - sorry 'bout that icon_redface.gif

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I understood PACK is related to compresing the size(correct me if i am wrong) of a member...
Yes, PACK is related to compressing the size of the member.

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This is the problem some one who works with me done it and i have to rectify it..
Don't you hate when that happens icon_wink.gif

Good luck and we're here . . .
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Mistakes are common for anyone and we can learn only thru that...na icon_wink.gif
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