Thanks Jhn and Beni.
 
Jon.
 
Could you give a quick example of the QCMDEXC or some more detail.  I need to do exactly that, cycle thru a number of files.
 
Much appreciated.

--- On Tue, 3/10/09, Jon Paris <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Jon Paris <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] Cobol / CL question
To: "COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400" <cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:34 PM


Or for that matter use OPEN/CLOSE within the COBOL program and use OVR 
via QCMDEXC if you need to cycle through a series of files.


On 10-Mar-09, at 6:48 PM, Egger Jörg (KIRJ 412) wrote:

OVRDBF is a solution.

OVRDBF FILE(CBLFILE)
       TOFILE(LIBRARY/DISKFILE)

Use the file name that you have in your select statement instead of 
CBLFILE.
TOFILE is the real file name.

Beni

-----Original Message-----
From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
] On Behalf Of Mike Apice
Sent: 10 March 2009 23:32
To: cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [COBOL400-L] Cobol / CL question

Heh!  Gang.

Is there a way to pass a variable in CL to 400 Cobol for a file name 
that is always different?

I haven't used ovrdbf.  Is that a possibility?

Thanks.

Mike



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