Use the PAGSEG keyword in a DDS Print File. It allows the library name and pagseg name to be specified. That path goes into the spool file to be resolved at print time. Use a program-to-system fields for the library name and the pagseg name. This example is from the infocenter page on the PAGSEG keyword; http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iadthelp/v7r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.etools.iseries.langref2.doc/rzakdmstptpagse.htm
A R REC2 PAGSEG(&LIB/&PSEG &POSD &POSA);
A LIB 10A P
A PSEG 8A P
A POSD 5S 3P
A POSA 5S 3P
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:01 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: similar *PAGSEG objects in two libs with same name - how to print
both next to each other
I am trying to clean house a bit. There are two hopefully identical *PAGSEG
objects. They are signatures.
PAG123 is in OLDLIB, and also in NEWLIB.
How can I validate that they are the same signature?
The create date and other dates are of no use as they have been moved
around over the years and dates were altered during the moves.
The sizes are all the same so that doesn't help.
The concern is that Sally Jones got married and changed her name to Sally
Her signature PAG123 may be in OLDLIB as "Jones", but in NEWLIB as "Smith".
The best way I can think of is to print the old and new next to each other and
There are about 500 signatures.
In RPG, I want to print the old on the left, the new on the right. So I need to
CHGCURLIB OLDLIB, load the pagseg into the print buffer, and then
CHGCURLIB NEWLIB and load it again.
But I am afraid that the *PAGSEG objects don't get resolved until print time,
so that wont work.
How can I print the OLDLIB and NEWLIB next to each other in RPG or COBOL?
Or is it not possible since they are not married up until the output writer
Thanks in advance!