>As I understand it, a union is the RPG equivalent
>of a DS having two fields - in this case an
>integer and a character in the same memory
>location. The idea being you know which sort
>of value to expect, ths use the  right variable.
>the trouble with doing something else is that
>everything I do, except for debug, says result is Null.

If you define:
d string        100a   based(result)

what do you see in the string?  If "result" reallu points to a good address,
then "string" will see what's in there.  If you try to manipulate "result"
directly, all you're going to see is the address, not the data AT that

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