Karen, Initially, the program ended with EXIT PROGRAM, falling through to STOP RUN in case it was "the top level program of the run unit." The quote is from a program comment. I then replaced EXIT PROGRAM with GOBACK, but it didn't change anything. I think GOBACK is equivalent to EXIT PROGRAM, followed by STOP RUN, so I'm not surprised. >From the research I've done, I think Jon Paris has the right approach. (Thanks Jon!) The term "COBOL run unit" as it applies to OPM COBOL seems relevant here. The current job flow pertaining to the call level is: CLP loop: CALL COBOL Return to CLP If more processing, continue loop end loop CLP ENDPGM The first interation of the COBOL program opens the printer file, produces a report, and doesn't close the printer file. Subsequent iterations in the loop produce reports and don't open or close the printer file. After the last iteration in the loop, the COBOL program is called one last time and only closes the printer file. I believe what's happening is that when the COBOL program ends after the first iteration, the printer file is closed anyway because it's the end of the COBOL run unit. I thus received the MCH3601 error on the subsequent iteration. I believe if I didn't let the first iteration of the COBOL program end, then the files would remain open. So I could make the COBOL program recursive, i.e. the loop would occur from within the COBOL program rather than the CLP. Jon suggested a COBOL stub program that would simply call the CLP. I gather that if the printer file is opened in a subsequent program in the run unit, as long as the run unit doesn't end (i.e. the stub program), then the file will remain open -- unless the file is explicitly closed. So that's another alternative. Do you use another approach to handle this in OPM? Sorry for the length of this, but I figure it I misunderstood anything, some kind person would correct me. <g> - Greg -----Original Message----- From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Karen L Hodge/MIS/Genesys Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 7:17 AM To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 Subject: RE: [COBOL400-L] Multiple Reports in One Spooled File Re:I did this, but received an MCH3601=rror when the program was called with the parameter set to not-first-t=me. The error was on an initialize statement of the printer file =ecord 01 level after the FD. How are=ou ending the COBOL program? How you end it would determine whe=her the printer file is closed upon exiting the program or kept open. <=R> Thank you, Karen Hodge Senior System Analyst Genesys He=lth System 1000 Healthpark Blvd, Grand Blanc, Mi 48439 Office 810.60=.5180, Fax 810.606.7204 khodge@xxxxxxxxxxx -----cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: ----- <bloc=quote style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BO=DER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">To: "COBOL Programming on =he iSeries/AS400" <cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> From: "Greg Phillips"=gphillips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: cobol400-l-bounces@midrange.=om Date: 03/18/2005 06:25PM Subject: RE: [COBOL400-L] Multiple Repor=s in One Spooled File Thanks, Karen= I did this, but received an MCH3601 error when the program was c=lled with the parameter set to not-first-time. The error was on an<B=>initialize statement of the printer file record 01 level after the FD.<BR=Apparently, the printer file was closed, even though the program didn't<BR=explicitly do it. I'll have to put the program into debug and see if= can figure out how the printer file is getting closed. Greg Ph=llips Senior Programmer/Analyst Zenith Administrators 221 Main St=eet, Suite 250 San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: (415) 536-8232 F=x: (415) 227-0552 E-mail: gphillips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mailto:gphillips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<=A>> Zenith's Website: www.zenithadmin.com http://www.zenithadmin.com/> C=NFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is<B=>for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidentia= and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclo=ure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended re=ipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copie= of the original message. -----Original Message----- From= cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On=ehalf Of Karen L Hodge/MIS/Genesys Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 1:4= PM To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 Subject: RE: [COBOL40=-L] Multiple Reports in One Spooled File I have=sed this same type of logic to accomplish the same thing (adding to a =pool file) using 'regular' COBOL. Doesn't have to be ILE. Just pa=s the first-time, not-first-time and end switch as a parm in the CL and=ass it to the COBOL program. Then condition your open and close on the=witch. Thank you, Karen Hodge Senior System Analyst<=R>Genesys Health System 1000 Healthpark Blvd, Grand Blanc, Mi 48439 =ffice 810.606.5180, Fax 810.606.7204 khodge@xxxxxxxxxxx ------------------------------ <SNIP> ----------------------------------
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