• Subject: RE: EXTNAME questions...
  • From: Chris Bipes <rpg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 07:24:44 -0700

Your missing the fact that you MUST use an override command to access the
file in your F specs when you access the file with any type of RPG program.
Then when some one creates the external definition of the file, loads the
flat data into it, and keeps the same file name.  Now no programs have to be
changed because all the programs use the file as internally defined although
you can start using the files external definition.

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-----Original Message-----
From: HwaRangRon@aol.com [mailto:HwaRangRon@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 5:30 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: EXTNAME questions...

>>That's a bug to me.  Sort of like not being able to reference S36 flat
>>i.e. AR.CUST.  I have questioned this for years....  But now for FTP or

Isn't the purpose of the external name is to pull in the externally
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.
am I missing here?

Ron Hawkins
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