Hey now this is a novel idea.
I might give this a try. Emulating the journal file works well, but it does complicate the CL with a lot of steps.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ken Sims
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: make cust file look like a journal record - format
Hi Joel -
On Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:40:03 +0000, "Stone, Joel"
Do you know how to have SQL move the entire record format (all columns: packed, zoned, alpha) into a single field JOESD? (which is where the journal system stores my CUST record)
How about creating a file with just one field that is as long as the
longest record format that you want to process, then use CPYF with
FMTOPT(*NOCHK) to load it. Then I think you could use SQL against
that file to load your DSPJRN look-alike. No actual journal
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