• Subject: RE: EXTNAME questions...
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:19:12 -0500


> Isn't the purpose of the external name is to pull in the 
> externally described 
> field definitions of the file? If its a flat 36 file, then 
> it's internally 
> described and there would be no fields to pull into the data 
> structure.  What 
> am I missing here?
> 
> Ron Hawkins

Ron, 

It's nice to see at least on person read the reason I was using the file.
So far I've received messages saying "We couldn't do it in SYS/36 files" and
"don't do that (use a period in the file name) because you will have to put
quotes around the file name in SQL."

Once again, the PF is used ONLY for externally describing a data structure.

anyhow, is Hans reading this?  Maybe he has the answer.  :)
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