No, Frank.
I had complete failure in my activity and I just dropped it.
The problem I tried to solve was very "applicational" and could be
solved in a different way using a couple of "manual iterations".
Of course the exercise was pretty challenging, but I could not spend
infinite time for that ....

This API is a real nightmare itself and the documentation is a double nightmare.

Jevgeni.


On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Frank Kolmann <fkolmann@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Jevgeni

How are things, hope all is well.
Did you manage to get the API working?

I have a RPG version coded here. http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php/QDFRTVFD
The API is VERY BIG and my program only gets the basic info of
Fields/Constants and attributes.
But I am not doing so well in converting it to C.

Perhaps you have some suggestions.


Regards
Frank


From: Jevgeni Astanovski <Jevgeni.Astanovski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:01:34 +0000

Thought that "with a little help" from Mark and Carsten I solved my
problem.
How mistaken I've been...
I only need a list of fields with field name, I/O attribute, field type
and length.

Found field names in QDFFNTB structure. Very good. All other necessary
data was also available starting from there.
But then I found out, that hidden fields' names are missing in QDFFNTB
structure at all! Field is mentioned, I can retrieve all attributes - but
not the name...

Continued searching - as Carsten advised - went to QDFWFLEI and from there
to QDFWRCDI and QDFFNTBL.
Very good again, now all names available, including hindden, also field
lengths.
But how to get data type and I/O? There is an index to QDFFFITB, but I saw
that in my DSPF with 7 formats these indexes repeate. So they are unique
inside one format only. And I failed to find reference to format names in
Where-Used part of the puzzle...
The only idea I have by now is to rely on formats order and assume that
order of records in "Where-used" section matches exactly order of formats
in Record format table (QDFARFTE)

Or I am missing something again?
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