That's bringing back some old mainframe (VSE) memories (and trying to reach that far back is fuzzy) --- It used to be --- that character was for the old forms control buffers / printer control tapes (at least that's what I remember). Those hard assignments / etc can still be done --- but with a ton more coding ---- I suggest you check the info center on print files and DDS ......... We typically do not do anything with printer files (except override the width, etc) ---- we have purchased products which can do overlays / merges for special forms design, etc........ Dale Nieswiadomy Livingston County Information & Technology Services (585) 243-7113 dnieswiadomy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "Michael Rosinger" <mrosinger@cciws. To com> cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Sent by: cc cobol400-l-bounce s@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject [COBOL400-L] printer control character in print file records 11/02/2006 07:37 AM Please respond to COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 <cobol400-l@midra nge.com> This is related to my other post concerning print lines greater than 132... In the mainframe world, there is a COBOL compiler option (ADV/NOADV) which deals with the placement of printer control characters for print lines. If ADV is specified, the compiler adds one byte to the record length to account for the printer control character. ADV is only meaningful if you use WRITE...ADVANCING in the source code. If NOADV is in effect, the assumption is that the print line has already reserved a byte for the printer control character. I've searched through what I can find are the available compiler options for COBOL/ILE and I don't see anything comparable to ADV/NOADV. How is the printer control character handled on the iSeries? Is this something the average iSeries COBOL program needs to be concerned with? -- Regards, Michael Rosinger Systems Programmer / DBA Computer Credit, Inc. 640 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336-761-1524 m rosinger at cciws dot com -- This is the COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 (COBOL400-L) mailing list To post a message email: COBOL400-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cobol400-l or email: COBOL400-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cobol400-l.
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