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gch77

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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Hi all,

Can someone provide the details about AFFORM01 utility. I need to know why it is used and how we use the same in JCL i.e.,the parameters to be given in the step running this utility.

I couldnt not get any useful info on this even using google search.

-Gayathri
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject:
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What research have YOU done before posting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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if the utility is used inside Your organization, that' s the place to start icon_evil.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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It appears to be a utility for the CSF (Custom Statement Formatter) product. Maybe they'd have more details about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject:
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All I could find after doing a google search for this utility is only this link :
http://ibmmainframeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5424

Even we are looking at it for the first time. Not sure of any details about this.

Would appreciate if you throw some light on this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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Even we are looking at it for the first time. Not sure of any details about this.


ask the people who told You about it.

I confirm Dick ' s suspicion about CSF

http://www.fisglobal.com/products-documentoutput-customercommunicationssoftware
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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Pschic day enrico?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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nahhh, associative thinking icon_biggrin.gif
I googled for AFFORM01
the first hit was a broken link to a resume/CV with this text
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Utilized CSF Workshop and CSF Paint software to develop the forms, Natural and COBOL programs to create the data for the forms, and the AFFORM01 utility to ...
after googling for CSF workshp the rest was easy
csf workshop was from metavante that was merged/acquired with/by FIS

the hint seemed clear enough to me!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject:
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Gosh, I was being too simple. I just wondered how you knew "Dick" suspected anything.

Anyway, doesn't everyone use google like that...?

The sad thing is, they should, and it doesn't even take much time. Not much, but since that is relative, maybe it takes too much for some :-)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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after a google search it takes quite a bit of <experience> and ... yes ...
<associative thinking>
to pinpoint and extract from a page with lots of garbage the few word that make sense
and continue from there

but what makes me worry is that when You look at the link posted by the TS
there were evidences of it in the jcl comments

... run CSF
... REMOVE EBCDIC STATEMENTS FROM POSTSCRIPT

and the TS should have got a hint from there too
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Most of the TS's here cant find there butt holding it with their hands.
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Most of the TS's here cant find there butt holding it with their hands


i perfer the inability to tell the difference between their butt and a hole in the ground.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Need info about AFFORM01 utility
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
nahhh, associative thinking

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I just wondered how you knew "Dick" suspected anything.

.. I think Bill meant, he was Kevin...
superk wrote:
It appears to be a utility for the CSF (Custom Statement Formatter) product. Maybe they'd have more details about it.



PS. Got enough time on hands today...
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