Etienne,
I'm not sure I understand your problem. But, if I'm right, you are
unconfortable with building the command parameters for CHGDTAARA.
Then QXXRTVDDA() and QXXCHGDA() will do for character Data Areas.

Adrian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Etienne Richards" <etienner@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'C programming iSeries / AS400'" <c400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 6:08 PM
Subject: RE: [C400-L] Update Data Area


> Adrian,
>
> I have character data that contain embedded "'" characters. I was hoping
> that if I can find an API to use that I would not have to escape the "'"
> characters before calling the CHGDTAARA command.
>
> Currently I escape the "'" characters and then call the CHGDTAARA command
> through the system(...) function.
>
> Etienne
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: c400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:c400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Adrian Oprea
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 2:37 AM
> To: C programming iSeries / AS400
> Subject: Re: [C400-L] Update Data Area
>
> Hi Etienne,
> check out QXXCHGDA in xxdta.h. However, the documentation states that you
> can only use this API to change character data, so it may not be of any
help
> in many situations. Why not using the CHGDTAARA command thru QCMDEXC ?
>
> Adrian
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Etienne Richards" <etienner@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "'C programming iSeries / AS400'" <c400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 5:43 AM
> Subject: [C400-L] Update Data Area
>
>
> > All,
> >
> > I searched through the online documentation for an API call to update a
> data
> > area but I could only find a command (CHGDTAARA), no API.
> >
> > Does anybody know of an API (not a command) that can be used to update a
> > data area?
> >
> > Etienne Richards
> >
> >
> >
> >
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