• Subject: R: Non-Join Multi PF Logical File Format
  • From: Finucci Domenico <finucci@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 09:12:01 +0200

Hi, Dave. Here it is what happens on my AS/400.
File PF1
    R RPF
    A  C001
    A C002
    A C003
File PF2
    R RPF
    A  C001
    A C002
    A C003
Please note that you must use the same name for the record format of PFs.
LF looks like that:
A        UNIQUE
A    R RPF     PFILE(PF1 PF2)
A    K    C001
The COBOL program looks like:
             and so on
FD  LF.    
    COPY DDS(or DDR) -ALL-FORMAT and so on REPLACING  == 05 == BY == 01==
The compiler expands the statement as follows:
01 LF-RECORD    pic X(99)
    06 C001    PIC
    06 C002   PIC
01  RPF REDEFINES LF-RECORD   (a second time)
    06 C001    PIC
    06 C002   PIC
The COBOL program (ILE) compiles, but i don't think it 'll work and suit your needs (as you may see, the two PF share the same phisical area in memory).
I think you should design your database file in a more relational - compliant model instead.

Domenico Finucci

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: David Keck [mailto:dkeck@idt.net]
Inviato: mercoledý 24 maggio 2000 21.56
A: COBOL400-L@midrange.com
Oggetto: Re: Non-Join Multi PF Logical File Format

Thanks Dave, but I seek the answer to the question with the constraint that the LF be unchanged in it's definition, and no override applied prior to compile or execution. -Dave K.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Shea
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: Non-Join Multi PF Logical File Format

In RPG you would do your example as follows:
     A          R AREC                      PFILE(A)
     A          K FLD1                                
     A          R BREC                      PFILE(B)
     A          K FLD1                                
This sorts the records properly, but returns different record formats.
I'll be _very_ curious to know if Cobol can actually do what I _wish_ RPG could.
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Keck
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 12:06 PM
Subject: 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.  For example ...
Physical File named "A"
     A          R AREC              
     A            FLD1           1A 
Physical File named "B"  (In this case the entire record format for file AA is identical to that of file A)
     A          R BREC             
     A            FLD1           1A 
Logical File named ABLF
Non-Join Multi-PF Logical File Format (in this case the only format in the LF)
     A          R AREC                      PFILE(A B)
     A          K FLD1                                

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