Instruction Suggestions: A Rewrite

Subject: Instruction Suggestions: A Rewrite
From: "Launder, Tom" <tlaunder -at- synteract -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 09:59:17 -0700

Hello list,

I want thank the many of you who responded with suggestions. I have to say
this is an amazingly friendly and helpful group of people. I've gone ahead
and rewritten my section. I can't thank you enough. I knew that section
was terribly muddy and it reads clearly now. If you have any further
suggestions or comments, please feel free to share them. I hope I haven't
made a big mistake in this email by using "tabs" to try and show the
indentation. I'll find out soon enough.

I will use HTML tags to represent formatting:

<h2>How Do I Make a Discrepancy Retrieval File?</h2>

This procedure creates a file to view in DataFax that only contains the
records that have discrepant data fields.

Before you begin you need to change to the <b>work</b> directory.

If outside the <b>dde</b> directory:

1. In the <b>xterm</b> window, type:

cd /dat/client##/client name/protocol/work.

Example: cd /dat/client35/maxia/mx6-17/work

2. Press <b>Enter</b>. The system will change to the
/dat/client##/client name/protocol directory.

If in the <b>dde</b> directory:

1. In the </b>xterm</b> window, type:

<b>cd ..</b>

2. Press <b>Enter<b>. The system will change to the
/dat/client##/client name/protocol directory.

3. In the <b>xterm</b> window, type:

<b>cd work</b>

4. Press <b>Enter</b>. The system will change to the work
directory (see figure X)

<center><b>Figure X</b></center>

To make a discrepancy retrieval file:

1. In the <b>xterm</b> window, type:

DFdde.vrf study# -set filename > dateptret.drf.

Example: DFdde.vrf 50 -set 091401pt50403entry2a >

2. Press <b>Enter</b>. The system will create the discrepancy
retrieval file.

Take care,

Tom Launder

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