Eventually you may need to specify OVRSCOPE *JOB instead of *ACTGRPDFN,
Regards

Domenico



-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: COBOL400-L [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Per conto di Winchester Terry
Inviato: venerdì 14 novembre 2014 16:14
A: 'COBOL Programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)'
Oggetto: Re: [COBOL400-L] Dynamic File Selection


You could make a call to QCMDEXC and do the OVRDBF *before* you open the specific file...

Terry


-----Original Message-----
From: COBOL400-L [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Rich Loeber
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:55 AM
To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
Subject: [COBOL400-L] Dynamic File Selection

I have an interesting problem. From within my CBLLE program, I
have a
single file defined, but the actual file being processed may vary
depending on how a user responds to a query. For example, I have
FILEA,
FILEB and FILEC all identical but with different content.
I want to be
able to switch between them from a single file definition for
FILEX. Is
there an equivalent to OVRDBF that I can call in the CBLLE program
before
I open the file that will make the switch?

The problem is that I cannot go from CLLE to CBLLE in this case,
which is
how this would normally be handled.

Suggestions?

Rich
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