Peter,
        I can't use John's second suggestion, which was to place DS4114 in the 
result feild of the READE because my file in externally described.

Thank you,

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



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Dow [SMTP:pcdow@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 10:13 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: File Compare Routine
> 
> Interesting. How about John Taylor's 2nd option - READ with DS4114 in the
> result field?
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eric Kempter <eric.kempter@RobertMondavi.com>
> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 5:35 PM
> Subject: RE: File Compare Routine
> 
> 
> > 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 $, however, a read
> on FILEB does not populate the DS4114.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Eric Kempter
> > *4107
> > * Eric.Kempter@robertmondavi.com
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Peter Dow [SMTP:pcdow@yahoo.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 4:27 PM
> > > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > > Subject: Re: File Compare Routine
> > >
> > > In order for DS4114 to get populated, the field names have to match,
> > > including the prefix you added. Try putting a prefix on the FILEB
> F-spec.
> > >
> > > HTH
> > > Peter Dow
> > > Dow Software Services, Inc.
> > > 909 425-0194 voice
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> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Eric Kempter <eric.kempter@RobertMondavi.com>
> > > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > > Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 3:43 PM
> > > Subject: File Compare Routine
> > >
> > >
> > > > I am writing a file comparison routine to determine the differences
> > > between two files.  The two files are identical with the exception of
> the
> > > data.  I am attempting to use external data structures.  FILEA is a
> physical
> > > file, FILEB is a logical (over FILEX (which is not included in the
> > > program)).  The data structures are described as follows:
> > > >
> > > > D DS4111        E DS                  EXTNAME(FILEA)
> > > > D DS4114        E DS                  EXTNAME(FILEB)
> > > > D                                            PREFIX($)
> > > >
> > > > 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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