Title changing

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Hi Group, As per the new assignment i need to change the title from "MQM Application Business" to "ABC". I have identified the list of Programs and files where I need to change. The list includes RPG, CLP, CBL, CBLLE, CLLE, RPGLE, PRTF, DSPF & DDS files. I have question: 1. What are the factors that I should look into before implementing the change? 2. The length of the existing title is 25 and new title is just 3. What will be the impact if I go ahead and make a change? Thanks & Regards, M

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I would go along with what Phil suggests.

Store the value outside of the program. Does not make that much of a differerence if it is a *DTAARA, PF, or Msg file. I ususally us a PF.

Also if you center the field, that would be the best option.

This method has another adjavtage.

You can set the value initially to “MSG Application Business”. Then you can change your programs one qat a time. Whne you are ready, chage the value and now all programs appear to me modified at the same time. This will eliminate any inconsistencies as you change some programs and have not got to the others yet. Or, you do not have to release all changes in one big release.

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  • TomLiotta
    What is a "title"? You listed multiple object types. The word "title" doesn't fit all of those objects the same way. We can't answer your questions without some idea what you're doing. Tom
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  • philpl1jb
    I would center ABC in the 25 character field.  Actually, I would move ABC to either a data area or a file so that the next time the company name changes you won't have to make any program changes.
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  • TomLiotta
    A message file is good. Each similar constant has its own message ID. DDS can reference them directly. A single program procedure can be bound/called for use in any program. Changes are easy. Tom
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  • TomLiotta
    But the storage method is separate from the question length and impact. In order to be sure about that, we need to know what "title" means in the various objects. Tom
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  • mvrkrishna
    Hi Group,Sorry for the confusion.This project is regarding the "Brand Change".The company name appears in most of the Applications. The name is "MSG Application Business". Now we need to change it to "MSG".We have identified around 100 applications (DSPF, PRTF, CLP, CBL) that are impacted.How to change this in one go?Regards,M
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  • TomLiotta
    That's essentially the same thing you said in the original question. We still don't know what you mean. Show us example code from each of the different items. For example, are the CL references in COPYRIGHT statements and the DDS constants for screen titles? Are these stored in RPG variables for memory eye-catchers? If they're in DDS, why are they also in RPG or CL? What is actually done with these values? Do they take part in logic paths? Or are they in comments? Are their any spanned lines? Would a change in length cause displacement of other values in memory or in output? We need to see a group of examples. -- Tom
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