• Subject: Re: IDDU, S36 & AS/400 SQL & RPG
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 16:08:16 +0000
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.



Prince Etrigan wrote:

> What I've been doing is (re)describing the data files in my RPG programs,
> and wrapping the RPG in a CL program that does an OVRDBF command.  Also, I'm
> using Query/400 a lot, and would like to see if SQL would have any
> performance benefits, but SQL won't access the files.
>
>

  You can create new definitions to externally describe the files and still use
them as program described in your S/36 programs.  To handle format consistancy
until you take your programs to native, I would recommend that your I/O specs be
put into /COPY members.

To use the files in SQL I believe you have to create an SQL table, instead of a
CRTPF or CRTLF.

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