• Subject: Re: RPG how to use the same printer file twice?
  • From: Pete Hall <pbhall@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 21:29:58 -0500

At 15:43 10/05/1999 , Loyd Goodbar wrote:
>Is there a way to use the same printer file twice in a RPG program?
>
>I've got a picker program that prints both a pick list and a packaging list.
>It currently uses two printer files for barcode support (was originally
>O-specs). Both printer files are identical except for the heading (picklist
>vs packaging). It would be really nice not to maintain the same printer file
>twice, or the same program twice (if you use separate programs, utilizing
>the same printer file)..

Why not just change the heading to an output field and set the value in the 
program? Sometimes it's more efficient to keep it simple. You might also 
use conditioned output to write one of two constant values in the display 
file, but that would require using a (shudder) indicator.


Pete Hall
pbhall@execpc.com
http://www.execpc.com/~pbhall
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