• Subject: RE: Ardent Supporters (was Re: Have you read this?)
  • From: "Fisher, Don" <DRF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 11:38:55 -0500

You are correct.  Subfiles, or any file having more than one record format,
are difficult to process in COBOL because the record formats are overlaid
inside the file buffer.  I know, because I did it for three years.  However,
COBOL does have a "Next Modified" clause that performs the same function as
READC.

Donald R. Fisher, III
Project Manager
Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company
(804) 784-7500 ext. 2124
Don.Fisher@HeiligMeyers.com


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It's possible to do subfiles in COBOL, but I don't think as easy.
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Op codes like READC really eased subfiles in RPG.

Al






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