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IGNQUAL, qualifiers appearing before ... ignored?

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The Question is:

i have two vax 4000 series systems. In the system startup I have a procedure
 that defines print forms and defines and starts the pront queues. The systems
 have identical startups. On one system the startup is clean. On the other
 system when defining the p
rint forms at startup time I get the error "qualifiers apperaing before this
 item were ignored" on every define statement. Is there a possibility the
 system queue manager is causing me a problem. This is really strange since the
 same procedures work on th
e other system. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on where I can

The Answer is :

  While the systems might appear identical, clearly they differ in some
  The specific error very likely involves the order of the qualifiers in
  a DCL command -- DCL syntax requires that certain qualifiers must be
  specified before others on specific commands.  (Within the CLD for the
  DCL verb, this typically involves involve qualifiers which trigger the
  use of the DEFINE SYNTAX command mechanism -- when switching the
  syntax, all qualifiers preceding the syntax-switching qualifier are
  Without some idea of which command is generating the error, a specific
  answer on the qualifier is not possible.
  You can (and should) use verification of the startup to determine
  the failing command.
  Also ensure that you do not have DCL symbols that are conflicting with
  existing and defined DCL command verbs -- login command procedures and
  such can acquire symbols which match existing DCL commands such as
  DELETE, DEFINE, SET, and COPY, and these symbols can cause obscure
  errors and odd error messages.
  You will also want to check the ECOs installed, as this could be
  a case of differing ECOs.  You will want to install the current set
  of mandatory ECO kits on all hosts.  Please see the OpenVMS FAQ for
  pointers to the ECOs and for tools which can report the installation
  ratings of ECO kits.

answer written or last revised on ( 5-MAR-2003 )

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