E$LNGW - Create a Work file
- e$lngw msgf(<library>/<messagefile>) [F4]
- msgf (a10/a10)
- Library name and Message filename of messagefile of which to create a workfile.
What it does
With this command you can create a work file E$LNGUPD filled with data from the message file. This file can then be transferred to your PC to be worked on in, for example, MS-Excel. Afterwards you can use E$LNGU to update message files with the changed or enhanced data. The work file E$LNGUPD has the following fields:
E$MSGK Message ID (a7) E$TEXT Message Text (a132)
A simple way to update existing Language Message Files is the follwoing:
- Fill the work file E$LNGUPD from a Language Message file.
- Load the file using ODBC into MS-Excel.
- Change the texts using find and change.
- When you are done, select the columns 1 and 2 and copy them to the clipboard.
- Start a plain ASCII editor and paste the TAB-delimited text.
- Remove the first line (column titles) and replace all TAB-characters with nothing using 'replace all'.
- Copy the textfile, using FTP or so, to the AS/400 into E$LNGUPD.
- Start E$LNGU.
Here is an example of the steps described above.
First, create the work file:
Import the file using ODBC into MS-Excel, change what you want to change and copy the first two columns:
Start a plain ASCII editor and paste the TAB-delimited text:
Then, with FTP, upload it directly into E$LNGUPD:
Here is the DSPPFM result of E$LNGUPD:
And the last step is to start E$LNGU and choose the language of which the corresponding message file should be updated:
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