Hi,
I have observed one strange thing(??). I have written one RPG. The piece of
code is like this:

File1 is used in 'O' mode

FFILE1  O                              DISK
C              DO   5
C              MOVEL'ABCD'     FLD1  << Data base Field >>
C              WRITE FILREC
C              ENDDO
C              SETON        LR
C   'ARB'  DSPLY

Compiled RPG normally. (no Commit control). I stopped my program at the
last line. And found no records written in to file FILE1. (I used RUNQRY to
check).

Then I changed  code a little bit.  I defined the file in I/A mode.

FFILE1  I                              DISK     A
C     1      IFEQ 2
C              READ FILE1      30   << Dummy read>>
C              ENDIF
  *
C              DO   5
C              MOVEL'ABCD'     FLD1
C              WRITE FILREC
C              ENDDO
C              SETON        LR
C   'ARB'  DSPLY

I Stopped  my program at the last line, I found the file being populated.
Could any body please tell me what exactly is happening?

Thanx in advance.

Ambarish 
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