I finally got back to this particular issue, and came up with a solution with minimal impact on the code:

I'm already getting the open feedback on the first (forced RRN) open, in order to get the member name, if the user didn't open a specific member by name.

I just moved that open feedback retrieval to before the second (keyed, if the file is keyed) open, and checked the shared flag. If it's shared, then an OVRDBF SHARE(*NO) is constructed and issued on the file, before that second open. It seems to solve the problem, and it also manages to avoid getting into any fights with the OVRDBF issued if the user requests an OPNQRYF.

Thanks to all who replied, both for your suggestions (practical and otherwise), and for providing a sounding board.

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JHHL

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