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OPCOM, REPLY, and message limits?

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The Question is:

OPCOM messages are truncate at 128 characters.
For Y2k, we upgraded to VMS v7.1 from VMS V5.5.
At V5.5, we were getting 255 characters message, now they are truncated at 128
Is there are solution?

The Answer is :

  The Wizard will assume you're talking about using the REQUEST command to
  send messages to OPCOM.
  According to HELP:
       Specifies the text of the message to be displayed. The string can
       be up to 128 characters. If the string contains spaces, special
       characters, or lowercase characters, enclose it in quotation
       marks (" ").
  This text has not changed since at least V5.5 (and probably a lot further
  into the past). It seems that the documented limit of 128 was not enforced
  by V5.5. This error has been corrected and the command now behaves as it
  The solution is to send multiple messages, each of which is no longer than
  128 characters.

answer written or last revised on ( 16-AUG-2000 )

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