Dear Domenico Finucci: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Armando G. Dias and I am a programmer in the COBOL environment for almost 6 yrs. In the United States, COBOL is disappearing, because of the constant new languages coming up such as C, C++, Java, etc. Looking at your e-mail address and your name, your must be in Italy, Europe, am I right? I would like to know, if you don't mind, how's the popularity of the programming language COBOL being used in other countries besides America ..... in your case Europe. Is this still a very popular language or is COBOL 400 (COBOL on AS400) still much alive. I could not or almost impossible find text books etc. on the topics of COBOL 400 not to say COBOL. The reason is that when IBM put the AS400 out, IBM was gearing towards RPG 400 and now, the ILE concepts, etc. It is extremelly hard to find a job as a COBOL programmer in the AS400 arena - because the skills are considered dead. It is not marketable, and almost all the major companies which uses AS400, use RPG 400 as their main programming language. Almost nobody has good experience in COBOL400. How about the same scenario in Italy? Can you please share me some of your thoughts? Thank you. Sincerely Armando G. Dias (410) 706-1664 (W) 9a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time -----Original Message----- From: Finucci Domenico [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 9:10 AM To: 'COBOL400-L@midrange.com' Subject: R: Non-Join multi-PF logical file format yes, it does. Let's take an example and suppose we have the following LF R RFILE1 PFILE(PF01) A K Field01 A K Field02 R RFILE2 PFILE(PF02) A K Field01 A K Field02 R RFILE3 PFILE(PF03) A K Field01 A K Field02 (the three PF share the same key structure ). Your Cobol program is able to read such an LF with SEQUENTIAL, DYNAMIC and RANDOM Access as with a normal one. Remember that COBOL/400 supplies the register variable DB-FORMAT-NAME which hosts the name of the last format read. Let me know if it's clear enough. Yours sincerely. Domenico Finucci -----Messaggio originale----- Da: David Keck [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Inviato: mercoledý 24 maggio 2000 17.47 A: email@example.com Oggetto: Non-Join multi-PF logical file format Can a COBOL program work with a non-join logical file record format which references more than one PF (more than one PF in the DDS PFILE entry) ? I know RPG programs can NOT compile if they reference such a file. Thanks. +--- | This is the COBOL/400 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to COBOL400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to COBOL400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to COBOL400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---END
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