Will freeware WRKDBF work on OS/400 V7R1 ? Thanks, Nick

Software/Hardware used:
AS/400, 7R1, WRKDBF

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No. The freeware ends with V5R4.
Since V6 wrkdbf costs 450 $. In my
opinion a reasonable price for what you get. There is much pricier
software with much less use on the market.

Alternative is e.g.
Linoma’s surveyor for 1000 $. It has a graphical DB editor with all
filtering and sorting, plus a complete DB administration toolset, sql
builder, 5250 screen, file transfer to Excel etc.

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  • NickHutcheson1
    Current WRKDBF v10.10.03
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  • PutzGrilla
    You can try DBU from Prodata --> http://dodbu.com/order.rsp
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  • NickHutcheson1
    PutzGrilla, thanks.  I have used DBU for many years.  Not sure on current pricing but the last I knew it was several thousand.  IBM kinda messed them up on V5R4 by changing internal stuff so the Retrieve Deleted Records function no longer worked.WrkDbf is very reasonable but money is limited.  I don't blame the author one bit for wanting to supplement his retirement.  Runqry *n filename, SQL and upddta are the free alternatives.  Oh, SEU to find key fields for logical files.  Boring, long way around, but it works.  I had not used UPDDTA in 14 years.   It will come up with the key fields to the file.Nick
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  • TomLiotta
    ...so the Retrieve Deleted Records function no longer worked.   I can't recall ever needing such a function at any site I've worked. I've always been able to recover deleted records just by using native functions.   But I also believe in journals.   Tom
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  • ambusy123
    There is an alternative for WRKDBF on my website. Has some differences, principal one to work with only SQL (no tricks in coding)  on physical as well as on logical files with any SQL selection. Supports Date fields and Null fields.
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  • ambangjc
    I am a francophone. I don't speak english well.


    My problem is that : I have writed a trigger whith cobol language, 

    But When I add the record to the file whith WRKDBF, the TRIGGER   don't run 
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  • CharlieBrowne

    ambanfjc- Thanks for coming to ITKE. You need to open a new question because yours has no relationship to this question.

    When you do we will need more information about the trigger program.

    First check the file description of you file to be sure the trigger is attached.

    If it is, please post the code of your trigger program.

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