Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 09:31:52 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: List of LOG Messages
> At 02:53 AM 10/22/2003 -0400, Dan H <dan.higgins@PAREXEL.COM> wrote:
> >I'm are currently developing a macro/tool to search
> individual (or sets of) LOG files for specific text messages
> >that I consider to be problematic.
I would caution you in this endeavor
to pay more attention to a forest in a given quadrant
rather than the leaves of a particular tree within any quadrant.
i.e.: pay attention to cause, rather than effect
this is certainly a task for testing and debugging modules
but in the Bigger Picture of production
I would pay more attention to
does number of observations match rows?
does data set exist?
Nobs = zero
see later note about SESUG paper by Greg Barnes Nelson
Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
By using your intelligence
you can sometimes make your problems twice as complicated.
-- Ashleigh Brilliant
remember perspective: the error is not always where it seems to occur! --