That's what I thought. Do the contents of the input record modify both FileNM_DS & FileCR_DS for each record read, as I suspect? So, if you want to hold the values of the header record while you're reading all the detail records, you'd have to move the header data structure to another data structure? Or maybe I'd just drop the pointer business, and movel ARBuffer to the appropriate DS? (Would have to move DS data back to ARBuffer before updating or adding records.) If you modify a field in one of either the FileNM_DS or FileCR_DS data structures, will the modified bytes show up in the other? Dan Bale IT - AS/400 Handleman Company 248-362-4400 Ext. 4952 -------------------------- Original Message -------------------------- You need to look for unique data contained in one of the record formats that isn't contained in the other. In my particular case, I know that a certain field in one of my formats, the header, will contain a *Zero otherwise it will not be a *Zero. In another file a different company sends me, in the header record there will be *Blanks in a certain field where in the body there will be a text string (container number). And, yes, you just output ARBuffer. And read ARFile. Regards, Jim Langston Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 14:34:00 -0500 From: D.BALE@handleman.com Subject: Re: Can a PF have >1 record form Thanks for the example, Jim. Upon reading a record from the file, how do you know which "format" it is? When you update the record, do you just output ARBuffer? Dan Bale IT - AS/400 Handleman Company 248-362-4400 Ext. 4952 +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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