• Subject: Objet : If statements again..
  • From: "Denis Robitaille" <DRobitaille@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 17:39:44 -0500

I am not sure if i understand your problem. I have 2 interpratation so i will 
give you 2 possible solution:

1.

Since you know that CUSTID is always index 001, CUSTNAME is 002 ... You could 
define named constant that holds the index for each type of information. the 
code could look like this:

d @custid               const(1)
d @custname         const(2)
...
* then to move the information:
EVAL    CUSTID = arrayB,@custid
EVAL    CUSTNAME = arrayB,@custname
...
This way, for each new type of information, you add a constant and an eval

2.
You could use a select instead of if

Inside the loop

select

when   arrayA,index = 'CUSTID'
eval     CUSTID = arrayB,index
when ...

Denis Robitaille
Cascades Inc.

>>> "Chanh Le" <Chanh_Le@countrywide.com> 01/28 12:01 pm>>>

I would like to know if is there any new answer to eliminate IF statements
in this case.

I have 100 pairs of field names and values.  These field names are from a
record format.

Example: The following is an example of three pairs (in two arrays arrayA
and arrayB)

          arrayA,001: 'CUSTID'           arrayB,001: '001'
          arrayA,002: 'CUSTNAME'   arrayB,002: 'JOHN'
          arrayA,003: 'CUSTADDR'   arrayB,003: '123 EUCLID BLV., IRVINE, CA
92000'


Currently, I have to key 100 IF statements.  And every time we expand the
data structure, I have to add one more IF statement.

Example: 100 IF statements in a do loop


     arrayA,index   IFEQ 'CUSTNAME'
               MOVEL     arrayB,index         CUSTNAME
               ENDIF

Is there any better way ?


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