I think the following:

If the file is global, then any sub-procedure using that global
file will change the record position, just as the main
procedure would.
Simple: global = global; similar to a global field/variable

Declaring a file in a sub-procedure that is the same as defined
in the main procedure would create an additional instance
of the "path" which would be local to that sub-procedure.

In this case, you would have two, independent "paths" to
the same file.

Best to test before getting in deep.

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Subject: Files declared at the procedure level

If I have the same file declared as a global are they both using different file paths? What I mean is can I position the global file at say record 10 which has an I'd of say 100 and use the procedure to Loop through the same file without changing the record position at the global level?

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