Scripting Language algorithm!,
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Posted 26 April 2002 - 03:59 PM
It is a lot of work, but I think it is well worth it. Especially if you are starting out. The knowledge gives you the ability to automate your job to an incredible degree. Generally I find the parsing to be more useful than actual scripting. One example was one change potentially impacted 600 programs, but parsing the programs let me cut it to only 20 that where actually changing. Another was a need to write 1200 scripts to execute a job stream for a conversion. Generating the scripts only took two weeks for task that was alotted three man months. So a little bit of knowledge can let you seemingly do the impossible.