>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 address. --buck
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