>> Can we declare an external logical file in a cobol36 program You can _use_ any externally described file in Cobol36 (in fact if you look at the DSPFFD output for _any_ S36EE file you'll see that it is externally desc ribed (just not a very useful description!). You cannot of course declare one in the same way that you can in COBOL/400 where COPY DDS will generate the field descriptions for you. +--- | 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: email@example.com +---END
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