Customer wants to use the reloadDictionary in adsmon to switch from a Dictionary with _NS fields to a Dictionary without _NS fields in the event of a problem. What is the net effect of having the ADS reload its dictionary. From testing it appears that the ADS will send a status message indicating that the Dictionary is now suspect. What is the appropriate action to this status message. Should it re-request the Dictionary?
@ron.bove.1 A better approach to the underlying need would be a comprehensive program of testing all impacted applications for their ability to successfully handleor ignore high precision time stamps. Thomson Reuters has provided tools and canned data so customers can carry out this testing effectively.
Relying on every downstream application to behave appropriately to the broadcast of a new field dictionary during business hours would require at least the same amount of testing and would be a lot more difficult; you would need to do a full-scale QA of every application and all its functionality. On the other hand, for applications not using high precision time stamps, testing that they ignore this data is relatively very simple.