• Subject: Re: subst and text files
  • From: Pete Hall <pbhall@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 19:53:24 -0600

At 08:44 11/15/1999 , connie amerine wrote:
>I am trying to pull in a field with the subst<filename> and it is telling 
>me that file is not defined? what am I doing wrong?

I am assuming that you want to parse a program described input buffer. In 
RPG, you could use the READ operation to place the data into a data 
structure (see the READ or CHAIN op codes). You could also parse the input 
field, but not the file. The file in your program will have the following 
structure or hierarchy: filename, recordname, fieldname. A file usually 
contains only one record, but can contain more. The record usually contains 
multiple fields or columns, but if the file was created with a record 
length instead of data definitions, it will contain only the barest minimum 
field definitions needed to positionally describe the record and any 
constituent keys. I know that's probably not enough to get you going. 
Please give us a little more specific information about what you are 
attempting to do. A code sample would be good too.

Pete Hall
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