• Subject: RE: DOW & DOU
  • From: Tim Truax <truax@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 15:04:32 -0400
  • Organization: USPA

On Friday, May 08, 1998 1:52 PM, boothm@ibm.net [SMTP:boothm@ibm.net] 
wrote:
> I am confused.
>
> If I was going to read the file from beginning to end why wouldn't I just
> use the rpg cycle? If I am just processing a section of the file, and 
want
> to get out of a loop in the odd event that I am at a group that happens 
to
> contain the last record in a file, then this structure serves no useful
> purpose.

Booth,
As you know I am relatively new to the AS400.  But I can tell you the first 
time I used an IP (Input Primary) at my current site, you would have 
thought I was the anti-Christ!  I was condemned as an heretic, and told 
never to use the RPG cycle again.  I would also like to be led by some of 
the bright people on this list.  I think you should use WHATEVER works the 
best... namely... RPGII had neat level break opportunities, as well as the 
Primary file process technique, wheras the Combined Full method of program 
screen handling of RPGIII and later is a perfect manner for screen 
handling.  As you are, Booth, count me slightly confused on this issue. 
 Someone give us the dope!
Tim Truax
AS400 Programmer/Analyst        
US Properties and Appraisal Services Corp
1370 Washington Pike
Bridgeville,   PA    15017


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