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Are there any issues concerning an upgrade from V5R2 to V5R4 with regard to WRKQRY?

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As far as I’m aware there should be no problems with this upgrade.


Martin Gilbert.

I also have done many of these upgrades and have never run into an issue with query

Bryan Mangan

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  • TomLiotta
    The major problem is that WRKQRY should have been abandoned before OS/400 version 3 was left behind. It should have been superseded by STRQM (Query Manager queries) as soon as SQL began to move to dominance in the world. Stop using WRKQRY. Convert your query definitions to QM queries and QM forms. Then there won't be any more concerns. Tom
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  • DanTheDane
    Tom, you force me to comment on this one. Query/400 is still a very good tool for users; - it's easy to use, and it gives you access to data. Flexible and easy to use makes it a great tool for creative users. Remember that the need for info changes over time, and Query/400 is a nice tool to use WITHOUT ANY SYSTEM EXPERTISE. Users get to know their database, and some day they will reach the limits of capabilities in Query/400. IBM has a nice followon product ("IBM web-query"). Having said this, I agree with you, when it comes to creating applications, but that is a thing for us technical people. Using SQL is the way to follow into the future. DanF
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  • TomLiotta
    What is commonly missed about QM is that there are two user interfaces -- Prompted and SQL. If Query/400 is where users are coming from, then the Prompted mode is appropriate. I'd suspect that there was a lot of cross-product discussion on how to present the interfaces for the products and that QM Prompted mode was influenced by the existence of Query/400. Many users can go into QM Prompted mode straight from Query/400 with no trouble at all. Others rarely need more than a few pointers. When told that it's just a "new version of Query/400 with lots of new features available", I've never heard complaints. It's more common to hear how "it's about time that feature was added". Tom
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