David,

If you put the "COPY DDS-ALL-FORMATS OF myfile" in the WORKING-STORAGE
SECTION, then "myfile" does not show up when doing a DSPPGMREF. You can also
use "COPY member OF sourcefile" to include a source member in your program.
This works just like the /COPY directive in RPG.

Have fun!
Richard


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Subject: [COBOL400-L] Re: External data structures


David Gibbs wrote:
> A co-worker was wondering if anyone would be able give a simple source
> example of an external data structure definition in OPM COBOL and ILE
> COBOL ... if the concept even exists.

Thanks all ... follow up to the original question:

In RPG, an external data structure is not picked up by a DSPPGMREF. In
COBOL, it appears that it is picked up. Is there any way to use a file
or external data structure in a COBOL program that will cause the
file/DS to NOT be picked up by a DSPPGMREF.

david



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