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CA Tuesday Tip: (CA IDMS) Date Last Compiled in map statement

  • 1.  CA Tuesday Tip: (CA IDMS) Date Last Compiled in map statement

    Posted 05-21-2013 12:45 AM
    CA IDMS Tuesday Tip by Edward Gorga, Principal Support Engineer for May 21, 2013.

    You may have noticed that the Date Last Compiled field for a map displayed in IDD is not always updated when the map is compiled. This is not really a problem.

    The Date Last Compiled field is changed only if a critical change is made to the map or an entity owned by the map is modified prior to compiling the map. Once a map is marked as having had a critical change then any program or dialog that uses the map will need to be recompiled. The following are considered critical changes:

    [list]
    [*]Adding a variable field
    [*]Deleting a variable field
    [*]Changing a nonpageable map to a pageable map, and vice versa
    [*]Changing record versions
    [list]

    In contrast, the Date Last Updated field is updated each time a map is compiled whether a critical change was made to the map or not.