Automatic resizing of database fields and all fields in affected programs on IBM i eliminates risk and reduces project length.
Manual or automatic?
Companies often outgrow the size of the fields in their databases, which requires a field expansion project. Field resizing creates numerous changes throughout an application. It affects fields in many files and cascades through variables across numerous programs. There are many exceptions and code-related problems that affect the scope of the work that needs to be done. As a result, attempting to perform field expansion manually for anything but the smallest databases is next to impossible. Taking an automated approach with X-Resize removes the risk of human error and ensures a rapid, accurate outcome.
X-Resize provides all of the tools necessary to identify and help resolve issues at all stages of the resizing project. X-Resize generates a comprehensive suite of reports and drill-down inquiries that identify any system components that may be affected by changing a field definition. It provides a detailed impact assessment pre-conversion, eliminates guess work and automatically handles all aspects of the resizing task. In addition, the tool provides exception reports for overlapping fields, screen size restrictions and other issues.
A Look at X-Resize
Field resizing overview
How X-Resize can help you:
Automate the project
X-Resize identifies objects that require change, detects problems, highlights objects requiring manual change and then automatically converts thousands of objects in just minutes.
Reduce time required
Manual re-sizing projects are all but impossible; X-Resize drastically shortens the time required for all aspects of the project, freeing resources for other work.
Convert, compile & view
Convert and compile the code and then view all of the changes that were made; X-Resize comments out previous lines, annotates changes and lets you easily view changed screens, so you have complete control over the conversion process.
The X-Resize menu displays the wealth of functionality that helps you turn a difficult, risk-prone manual project into a quick conversion that can literally save a year of manual work.
Increase accuracy, reduce risk
The automated process finds all objects that require change, completely eliminating guesswork and ensuring that the project is completed successfully.
View all affected areas
Impact analysis highlights what will change and what will be affected even if it does not change. X-Resize also highlights areas requiring manual intervention.
Sophisticated search criteria including aliases, exclusion words, and predefined sets make the tasks of identifying and reporting the impact of changes accurate and efficient; exception reports highlight overlays and other problems.