It was a combination of the two things, I typed the object name like David mentioned and I needed to add Dim(2) after the Like statement to get it to work. Not quite sure why I needed the dim(2) there as Values is already defined as an array but I'll take it. Thank you for the help. 😊

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Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:43 PM
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Subject: Re: Free form defined Java procedure

You typo'ed the class name for String...

Object(*Java:'jav.lang.String')

should be

Object(*Java:'java.lang.String')

david

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 1:23 PM Robert Wanless <rwanless@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello,

I'm trying to code my method call in all free but I'm getting the error NoSuchMethodError when the program tries to call it. I know it's not a class path error and that it does exist because I have codded it in fixed format and it calls the method just fine. This is what I have, could anyone help me out with what I have defined incorrectly please?

Java Code:
public class SignatureGenerator3
{
public static String[] genSignedvalues(String PString1, String
PString2, String PString3, String PString4) {
...
}
}

Fixed format:
d genSig PR O EXTPROC(*JAVA:
d 'SignatureGenerator3':
d 'genSignedvalues')
d STATIC
d CLASS(*JAVA:'java.lang.String')
d dim(2)
d PassString1 O CLASS(*JAVA:'java.lang.String')
d Const
d PassString2 O CLASS(*JAVA:'java.lang.String')
d Const
d PassString3 O CLASS(*JAVA:'java.lang.String')
d Const
d PassString4 O CLASS(*JAVA:'java.lang.String')
d Const

Free Format:
Dcl-Pr genSig Like(Values) Static
EXTPROC(*Java:'SignatureGenerator3':'genSignedvalues');
PassString1 Object(*Java:'jav.lang.String') CONST;
PassString2 Object(*Java:'jav.lang.String') CONST;
PassString3 Object(*Java:'jav.lang.String') CONST;
PassString4 Object(*Java:'jav.lang.String') CONST;
END-PR;

Dcl-S values Object(*Java:'java.lang.String') Dim(2);

Thanks,
Robert.

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