Here are the detailed installation instructions for SIMDATE. Although it looks like there are a lot
of steps, do not be afraid! Each step is pretty straightforward and we are always
if you need us.
- First, go to our download page to get the software. The software is
distributed as a self-extracting ZIP file. This is compatible with any version of Windows on an Intel
platform. If this is not acceptable, please let us know. Come back here when you are finished downloading
- The software should now be in a folder or directory on your windows system. Double-click on the file
name which you downloaded: SIMDATE.EXE. This will invoke the WINZIP self-extractor. You will be prompted
for the name of a directory or folder on your PC to which the components of the ZIP file will be
extracted. We recommend that you create a new directory to hold the components of the SIMDATE.EXE file.
- For the remainder of this procedure, you must be signed on to your AS/400 with the user profile of
QSECOFR. After verifying that you are signed on as QSECOFR,
create file QGPL/DISTJOB on your AS/400 as a PF-DTA file with a record length of 80. DISTJOB should have only
one member in it, named DISTJOB (the same as the file). This file will
only be used temporarily for the installation process. To create the file, use the following command:
CRTPF FILE(QGPL/DISTJOB) RCDLEN(80) SIZE(*NOMAX)
- One of the files which was extracted into your new directory is called DISTJOB.TXT. This file must be uploaded
to your AS/400. It should be uploaded to file QGPL/DISTJOB which you just created in the previous step.
We prefer using FTP to transfer the file. However, you can use any method with which you are comfortable. If you
wish to FTP the file, open a DOS command window on your Windows PC and type the following:
If you need instructions for uploading the file through shared folders or some other means, please let us know.
your-username (when prompted for it)
your-password (when prompted for it)
PUT pc-dir\DISTJOB.TXT QGPL/DISTJOB.DISTJOB
- You are now ready to submit the first installation job. In order to submit this job, type the following on an AS/400 command line:
SBMDBJOB FILE(QGPL/DISTJOB) MBR(DISTJOB) JOBQ(QBATCH)
This will create a job that will run for awhile. If you need to change the job queue from QBATCH,
you can change it to any job queue that will run. This job will create a save file called
QGPL/SIMSAVE. Be sure to wait until this file is fully created before proceeding to the next steps.
- Now you will restore the objects needed for the second installation job. Type the following on an AS/400 command line:
RSTOBJ OBJ(INSTSIMDT) SAVLIB(SIMDIST) DEV(*SAVF) OBJTYPE(*ALL) SAVF(QGPL/SIMSAVE) RSTLIB(QGPL)
This will restore two objects named INSTSIMDT. One of the objects is a *PGM and the other is a *FILE display file.
- Now you will run the second installation job. Be sure that QGPL is in your library list. Then, type the
following on an AS/400 command line:
This will bring up a display that will ask you for the names of two libraries: the Package Library
and the SIMDATE Library.
The Package Library should be a library that is usually in your library list, at least for testing
purposes. The SIMDATE command and most of the objects supporting the package will be restored into this
library. If this library does not exist, the installation will program will ask you if you want to create it
or respecify it. If this library already exists, the installation program will use it. Of course, if you want
to call SIMDATE by its fully qualified name and leave this library out of the library list, you are free to do so.
The SIMDATE Library will contain some special system replacement routines. This library must not
exist and will contain ONLY SIMDATE supplied routines. If this library already exists, the installation program
will ask you to respecify the library. If you correctly specified the library, but it already exists, press F3
to exit the installation program, delete the library and retype the CALL command shown above.
The installation program will create this library as part of the installation procedure.
- After you specify the libraries, the installation procedure will run for a few seconds. SIMDATE is now
ready to go in trial mode!! For an explanation of the restrictions of trial mode, check out the
product documentation or the FAQ. To clean up, you
may enter the following commands:
For more information, please see our FAQ or email
us. You can always call us at 1-323-658-1146.
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