• Subject: RE: EXTNAME questions...
  • From: Chris Bipes <rpg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 13:21:47 -0700

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)?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS) [mailto:bvstone@taylorcorp.com]
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
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