• Subject: RE: Subfile processing with duplicate keys
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 08:12:56 -0500

Why suggest a band-aid fix when it's obvious this is a development
issue.  Can't you see I'm trying to rid the world of band-aids and
GOTOs?  Solutions like that lead to more headaches in the long run.
Just do it right.  Bite the bullet.  

:)

Bradley V. Stone        
bvstone@taylorcorp.com
http://prairie.lakes.com/~bvstone/
"She's into Malacas, Dino."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James W. Kilgore [SMTP:qappdsn@ibm.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 7:00 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Subfile processing with duplicate keys
> 
> Never tried this, but doesn't the feedback area give you the record
> number of the
> physical file?  You could display the logical and update the physical.
> 
> If not you may be able to hide enough fields in your subfile to
> actually update
> the physicals (or the physicals unique key logical)
> 
> Stone, Brad V (TC) wrote:
> 
> > Darlene,
> >
> > You must have a logical with a unique key on this file somewhere.
> If
> > not, it's time to create one.  This is really the only way to do
> what
> > you describe.
> >
> > If you do fine one, you'll have to load at least the key fields of
> the
> > unique logical into the subfile (hidden or viewed, it doesn't
> matter) to
> > use to chain to this unique logical for update.
> >
> > If you don't find one, make one and do the above.
> >
> > Bradley V. Stone
> > bvstone@taylorcorp.com
> > http://prairie.lakes.com/~bvstone/
> > "She's into Malacas, Dino."
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Tim-Bar [SMTP:timbar@blazenet.net]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 7:22 PM
> > > To:   midrange-l@midrange.com
> > > Subject:      Subfile processing with duplicate keys
> > >
> > > We have a multiformat logical file that has duplicate keys that
> needs
> > > to
> > > be updated in a subfile program. You select the record you want to
> > > update and it is displayed on the screen. Because of the duplicate
> > > keys,
> > > you don't get the record you want. You can't use relative record
> > > number
> > > with a multiformat logial file. Anybody got any ideas?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Darlene Brengle
> > > Norsoft, Inc.
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