At 06:59 PM 7/17/1998 -0400, you wrote:
>Multiple occurance data structure? For a beginner?  Are you sure that is a
>good choice?  Those things drive me batty.
>In <EF6921F72F8CD111999800805FCD5D7C0D38C9@INTRANET1>, on 07/17/98 
>   at 01:12 PM, Joe Giusto <> said:
>>How about using Multiple occurance data structures instead of the tables. 
>>you can put as many fields (columns) as you want to (up to the limits of
>>the system of course).
>Booth Martin

Not so bad if you think of the OCUR as another array dimension. Just be
sure to use the OCUR to set the "index" you want. JMHO

Otherwise (sans MODS), as some have suggested, make an array with lengthof
each element the same as that of a normal DS. Define the columns in that DS
as required. Maybe even externally with a file.

Now, what about multiple-dimension arrays? That can be done, but write
procedures to handle it. Wish the language supported it!


Vernon Hamberg
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