Yes and no.

When using CICS, you can't use the display statement. But I can write them
to the error line on the map, and send the map immediately, which I have
done. When I do this, the contents of both fields match exactly.


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Can you display the contents of ACEMPNOI and WS-COMM-BEGIN after the ELSE
just to confirm what you think is true?

Scott Lindstrom
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I'm a very new CICS programmer, and I'm running into a problem.

I'm trying to compare two data items. Both are PIC X(09). Both will
contain numbers, though.

At one point in the CICS program, I have:

IF ACEMPNOI = WS-COMM-BEGIN
NEXT SENTENCE
ELSE
PERFORM 1100-START-BROWSE THRU 1100-EXIT.

The problem is, the Else branch always triggers when the program reaches
this statement, as though the two data values are different, even when I can
verify that they are not.

ACEMPNOI is the field that receives the account number from the CICS map.
WS-COMM-BEGIN is the field in the DFHCOMMAREA that contains the last
ACEMPNOI that was searched on. I save it to this COMMAREA data item
whenever the program executes a successful STARTBR.

What am I doing wrong here?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Lora

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