Thanks all, up til now I didn't need the device on my pc with microfocus
COBOL.

I better get the hang of the reference guide syntaxe :

->->----device <http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iadthelp/v7r0/topic/com.ibm.etools.iseries.langref.doc/evfeb4ls20.htm#HDRX19D>--
-file-name <http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iadthelp/v7r0/topic/com.ibm.etools.iseries.langref.doc/evfeb4ls20.htm#HDRX33188>--*--------------*-----><-
*--attribute
<http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iadthelp/v7r0/topic/com.ibm.etools.iseries.langref.doc/evfeb4ls20.htm#HDRX19E>--*



2013/5/29 Richard Casey <casey_r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

You probably want something like:

SELECT CUSTMAST ASSIGN TO DATABASE-CUSTMAST.

Depending on the type of file and how you want to access it, you'll need
additional clauses.

For example:

SELECT CUSTMAST ASSIGN TO DATABASE-CUSTMAST
ACCESS SEQUENTIAL.

Check out this link for COBOL manuals

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r1/ic2924/index.htm?info/rzahgcobol.
htm


Have fun!


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[mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:33 PM
To: COBOL Programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: [COBOL400-L] ASSIGN clause

Hi,

I'm guessing this is obvious to a COBOL person :

I had this :
SELECT CUSTMAST ASSIGN TO CUSTMAST.

So I compiled and got this :
Message . . . . : Device type not found in ASSIGN clause.
Assumed DISK.


So I changed to this :
SELECT CUSTMAST ASSIGN TO DISK.

And the editor says this :
ASSIGN clause system-name not found/invalid. Line rejected.

I can put PRINTER in place of DISK, not that that's what I want.

What's wrong?
Thanks
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