Rick,

Try search of archives for "call".
You will use something like...
call "program" using field1 field2
               returning field3

Happy Holidays,
 Jack
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> Sorry for the cross posting to RPG400-l for this question (although, it is
> 'sorta' RPG related), but the Cobol list doesn't get much traffic these
> days.  - Post your replies to COBOL400-L
>
> I've got a monster cobol program that I have to make major mods to, and
> what I want to do is externalize certain functions, rather than rewrite
> the
> whole thing.  I want to build a set of procedures in RPG and put them in a
> service program, and call them from the existing cobol pgm
>
> I know OPM cobol pretty well, but have not even given the first thought to
> ILE concepts in a cobol environement, nor do I think I ever will again
> after this special case.
>
> can someone provide me an example of a cobol program calling a procedure
> that returns a value?  - or point to a reference in the archives?
>
> are there prototypes involved?  does the CBLLE program get bound to the
> service program?  are binding directories used?
>
> I've spent a while looking in the manuals, and well, they aren't very
> helpful (probably my fault).  I don't want to spend hours decifering
> something I'm only going to use once.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Rick
>
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