The IBM output files are shipped as LVLCHK(*NO), and IBM always ads new fields on the end. Al Al Barsa, Jr. Barsa Consulting Group, LLC 400>390 "i" comes before "p", "x" and "z" e gads Our system's had more names than Elizabeth Taylor! 914-251-1234 914-251-9406 fax http://www.barsaconsulting.com http://www.taatool.com http://www.as400connection.com rob@xxxxxxxxx Sent by: midrange-l-bounce To s@xxxxxxxxxxxx Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 11/17/2006 04:01 cc PM Subject Re: Saving multiple source files to Please respond to a single savf Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@midra nge.com> I did mention doing the DSPOBJD to an output file, reading that, searching for ODOBAT = the designator for source physical file. Then construct your SAVOBJ command from that. However, it would be a disservice of me to not suggest a different alternative. The problem with using IBM output files is that they can, and do, often change with new releases of OS. Often I will use the Object APIs instead. After all, who wants a "record format level check" when you're already wrestling with other surprises resulting from an OS upgrade? Granted, one way to get around most record format level checks is to eschew the use of any F spec in RPG to open that file and to use imbedded SQL instead. Being careful NOT to use "select all from ...". Because selecting all from a file that has been updated to hold Y number of fields into an externally defined data structure that only had X fields at the last compile is a fatal error. Once upon a time, several versions back, it wasn't. You just hoped that they kept new fields at the end. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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