>>  Someone suggested I pass one parameter - so I'll try this.

You can pass as many parameters as you want, but each one must correspond to
an 01 or 77 level in the LINKAGE SECTION of the COBOL program.  In this
respect COBOL is no different to RPG.  i.e. you can pass a DS or a single
field but not one in the middle of a data structure.

Your problem is not with COBOL so much as it is with the fact that CL has no
means to describe data structures.  You can either pass multiple parms, or
you can go through a nasty, messy, error prone concatenation operation to
form a single parm.

Do you _really_ need to use CL at all?  Using a COBOL or RPG program to call
this routine would make a lot more sense.



Jon Paris
Partner400





Thanks

Dennis Nel
Technical Consultant: AS/400

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To: cobol400-l@midrange.com
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If you have the same number of parameters defined within LINKAGE SECTION
(ALL WITH 01-LEVEL!) and PROCEDURE DIVISION USING parm1 parm2...parmn(all
01-level parameters from lLINKAGE), It should work.

The message you get says that the number of parameters you are passing,
are a different number from the number of prameters  the COBOL-program
expects.

Mvh.

Geir

Nel Dennis <DNel3@OLDMUTUAL.com>
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In COBOL
                And in CL
ACBL1001-USERID         PIC  X(08) VAR(&USERID)
TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
ACBL1001-STATION                PIC  X(08)
VAR(&STATION) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
ACBL1001-REQUEST-TYPE   PIC  X(01) VAR(&LOG)
TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)
ACBL1001-CONTINUE               PIC  X(01)
VAR(&CONT_NO) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)
ACBL1001-PROGRAMID              PIC  X(10)
VAR(&PGMID)   TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
ACBL1001-PROGRAMVR              PIC  X(05)
VAR(&PGMVER)  TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)
ACBL1001-COUNTRYCD              PIC  9(03) COMP-3.
VAR(&CNTRYD) TYPE(*DEC) LEN(3 0)
ACBL1001-ERROR-RETURN   PIC  X(07) VAR(&ERR_RTRN)
TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(7)
ACBL1001-RETURNCD               PIC  X(07)
VAR(&RETURNCD) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(7)
ACBL1001-PROGRAMSEQ             PIC  9(03)
VAR(&PGMSEQ) TYPE(*DEC) LEN(3 0)
ACBL1001-RETURNMSG              PIC  X(78)
VAR(&RETURNMSG) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(78)

Yet when I run the CL program with the following call;
        CALL       PGM(ACBL1001) PARM(&USERID &STATION &LOG &CONT_NO
&PGMID &PGMVER
+
                                   &CNTRYD &ERR_RTRN &RETURNCD &PGMSEQ
&RETURNMSG)

I get Parameters passed on CALL do not match those required.

Thanks
Dennis Nel
Technical Consultant: AS/400

*       DNel3@oldmutual.com
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