• Subject: Re: Validating a member name
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 16:19:09 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.


Are you looking for a "valid" name? The command variable type *NAME,
*CNAME, or *SNAME might do the trick.

Or are you looking to validate existence? In that case you might try
RTVMBRD (Retrieve Member Description).


BTW, I work for one of your vendors.  Want to do some home grown EDI?

"Fisher, Don" wrote:
> I don't suppose any of you can tell me how to validate a member name without
> coding my own routine?  I have an application where a member name will be
> entered and I want to make sure the system will take it before I submit the
> job to execute the command that will use the member name.
> I have checked the manuals and even wrote a CL program to attempt an ADDPFM
> command to a file that does not exist.  Trouble with that is the CPD0078
> error message is a diagnostic and not picked up by MONMSG.
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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