Peter,
        Thanks but this doesn't work.  I checked the compile.  The fields in 
the FILEB and in the DS4114 are identical - pre-fixed with a $, however, a read 
on FILEB does not populate the DS4114.  

Thank you,

Eric Kempter
*4107
* Eric.Kempter@robertmondavi.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Dow [SMTP:pcdow@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 4:27 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: File Compare Routine
> 
> In order for DS4114 to get populated, the field names have to match,
> including the prefix you added. Try putting a prefix on the FILEB F-spec.
> 
> HTH
> Peter Dow
> Dow Software Services, Inc.
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> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eric Kempter <eric.kempter@RobertMondavi.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 3:43 PM
> Subject: File Compare Routine
> 
> 
> > I am writing a file comparison routine to determine the differences
> between two files.  The two files are identical with the exception of the
> data.  I am attempting to use external data structures.  FILEA is a physical
> file, FILEB is a logical (over FILEX (which is not included in the
> program)).  The data structures are described as follows:
> >
> > D DS4111        E DS                  EXTNAME(FILEA)
> > D DS4114        E DS                  EXTNAME(FILEB)
> > D                                            PREFIX($)
> >
> > FILE is read and DS4111 is populated.  I then do a SETLL and READE on
> FILEB, the indicator signifies a match, but DS4114 never gets populated.
> >
> > I have scoured the manuals, but I do not see what the problem is.  Any
> assistance is appeciated.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Eric Kempter
> > *4107
> > * Eric.Kempter@robertmondavi.com
> >
> >
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