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diwa_thilak

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Mainframe Number expansion
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Hi folks,

I have a requirement for a store number expansion in mainframes and i did the initial level of analyis.

I found the impacted components and i need a approach for this expansion.

Any checklist or approach document for field remediation would be really helpfull for me to approach this issue better.

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject:
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Your requirement is not clear.

Are you expanding a field (Store Number) in a record by some number of bytes?

Are you referring to the STORE instruction?

Please explain.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Mainframe Number expansion
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OK, let' s put the thingy in plain words rather than in projectmanagerese B******T (*)

You have somet fields/column/***** which need to be changed
You found already out the datasets/copybooks/programs that need to be changed

and now.... ???

from a real case
if only a field size is involved
create a test environment
create the changed databases/datasets
change the copybook,
... if the change management software is only basically decent
simply ( SCLM way of doing it ) BUILD the copybook and everything will be reassembled and ready to be tested


(*)
for field remediation approaches see http://www.washingtonclosure.com/projects/field.html
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diwa_thilak

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply to: Mainframe Number expansion
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Thanks Friends.

I have store number which is X(4) or9(4) defined in the programs, datasets and copy books.

Now we need to expand the store numbers into X(5) or 9(4) based on the program.

We have completed the initial level analysis and we are done with the identification of copybooks, programs and jobs.

Now i am expecting a checklist or process (best practice) that can be followed in field remediation projects based on your experiences.

Let me know your views.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Mainframe Number expansion
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expecting from whom icon_question.gif icon_evil.gif

You already asked and were given a reply, there is no checklist involved at this point
start doing it
nobody around here knows anything about the applications involved
so any advice on the path to follow might be wrong

field remediation again... what a bull**** icon_evil.gif

are You getting paid by the work being done or the amount of useless paper produced ???

just to give You an escape path I did what You should have already done...
a google search with "field remediation best practices",
but unfortunately ther was only one link related to IT realm,
all the others were all related to soil/site cleanup from human or industrial ****
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