LANSA shipped objects flagged as requiring conversion by Analyze Object Conversion tool

Date:20 April 2012
Product/Release:LANSA for iSeries - All versions
Abstract:Some LANSA objects flagged as needing conversion may not be required.
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

For details of the conversion which occurs when migrating to 6.1, refer to Details of support for IBM i 6.1. The tip refers to 6.1 but also applies to 7.1.

IBM has provided the Analyze Object Conversion (ANZOBJCVN) tool for IBM i 5.3 and 5.4 (i5/OS V5R3 and V5R4) to help you plan for program conversion. This tool helps you identify potential conversion difficulties, if any, and estimates the time required for program conversion.

You should ensure you are on a supported version of LANSA (current LANSA supported versions are deemed 6.1 Ready)when running the conversion tool to avoid large numbers of LANSA objects being flagged as requiring conversion. For LANSA customers that are on supported versions of LANSA, not only are the number of objects greatly reduced but the remaining objects generally fall into specific categories. The following item lists might help you to determine whether the objects are required in your environment or not.

  • P@D* - *PGM objects located in DC@DEMOLIB. These are LANSA demo programs (PSLSYS) no longer shipped and are candidates for deletion.
  • @LM* - *PGM objects are Data Modeler objects. See Note 1
  • P@* - objects in MODLIB are also Data Modeler objects. See Note 1
  • M@SYS* - system variable evaluation programs See Note 2

Note 1
For the Modeler objects, if you no longer use the modeler, then they can be ignored and/or deleted. If you still use or require the modeler,then they can import it from the SP5 CD. The Installing LANSA on IBM i Guide states:

4.5.2 Imports on the LANSA IBM i Software DVD or CD-ROM

The Data Modeler is no longer installed during the Partition Initialization. If it is required, you can import it using the Partition Initialization option on the Administration menu.

Note 2
Refer to t0501.htm, which explains why you may have old versions of system evaluation programs in partition program libraries from previous export/imports and provides instructions to clean them up.

If you are still uncertain or unclear about these LANSA objects, or any other LANSA objects, contact LANSA Support for advice.