Note: A glossary of technical terms used in these articles can be found on the Web sites of the authors. In addition, a listing of earlier articles and/or columns in this series can also be found on, and This glossary has been recently updated.

In Part 1, we began discussing proactive updates, which are updates that have an effective begin date in the future. We explained how to carry out a proactive update to an open episode, one that has a 12/31/9999 effective end date. Such episodes are open in the sense that they will continue on in effective time until something happens to them.

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