Hi Jon,

It isn't a big problem splitting the lines, hower RDi really sees 8-72 as boundary so you can't use ALT-S as it leaves everything from position 72 on the original line.

Kind regards,
Paul
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To: COBOL Programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] Longer lines

The source file can have longer lines but that won't help. Unless they made a change when the IFS option was added I don't think you can go beyond position 72 or whatever it is. I only have the 7.2 manual handy and there's no mention of an ANSI extension to allow longer lines.

Just out of interest what platform are you posting from? I've done a lot of conversions over the years and never seen extended source lines.



On May 26, 2020, at 11:51 AM, Paul Nicolay <paul.nicolay@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi,


Migrating COBOL from another platform I see that many lines are longer as 72 positions.


Is there an option on IBM i COBOL to also allow longer lines or do I have to split them ?


Kind regards,

Paul
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