That's a bug to me. Sort of like not being able to reference S36 flat files i.e. AR.CUST. I have questioned this for years.... But now for FTP or other such programs the dot separates the file name from the member name. Hmmm What would be the best way to approach this? If you do not allow the dot in the name, S36 environment fails. Also try to FTP the file "library/file.name.memeber". I set a shop standard to put a "V" where you put the dot to specify the version of the file. Why did IBM use a "." to separate the member name for some actions and not bracket the (member)? Christopher K. Bipes mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com Sr. Programmer/Analyst mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com CrossCheck, Inc. http://www.cross-check.com 6119 State Farm Drive Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102 Rohnert Park CA 94928 Fax: 707 586-1884 *Note to Recruiters Neither I, nor anyone that I know of, is interested in any new and/or exciting positions. Please do not contact me. -----Original Message----- From: Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 11:31 AM To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com' Subject: EXTNAME questions... I have a physical file that I created to be used as an external data structure. The file is named the following: ITM02_1.01 Compiled fine, and all. Now, when I reference this file in the EXTNAME keyword of my D Spec, as shown here: D ITM02 E DS EXTNAME(ITM02_1.01) INZ It tells me the parameter is invalid. I removed the period, and it accepts it. This tells me that it doesn't like the period. Now, why can I create a file with that name, but I can't reference it in the EXTNAME keyword? Bradley V. Stone BVS/Tools http://www.bvstools.com +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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