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Can  you please show me the exact command you tried for the OVRDBF command with all parameters shown? Was that OVRDBF issued at compile time or run time or both?

Also can you please show me some excerpts showing how that file is declared in your COBOL source? (show the DATA DIVISION section for that file ...)

Exactly what "syntax error" (or errors) are you getting? Can you "cut-and-paste" that section of the source listing and show me the actual error message(s) from the compiler?

Also are you using ILE COBOL or OPM COBOL/400?


Mark S Waterbury

> On 10/24/2018 10:53 PM, Basil Zangare via COBOL400-L wrote:
    Is there a way to use a file name containing a special character in a COBOL program.  When I try to use a file named @COLORS in the program I get a syntax error.  I even tried using the name without the @ in the program and then override the file.  Still not working.

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