• Subject: RE: Can a PF have >1 record form
  • From: D.BALE@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 14:04:00 -0500

>The original question was "What does the CPYF RCDFMT parameter do
>for physical files?"  The simple answer is: nothing at all.  The
>help title specifically refers to logical files, and while the help
>text refers to physical files, going the "extra mile" to type in
>the record format name doesn't get you any extra functionality
>because there is only one record format name in the PF.  The default,
>*ONLY is perfect for this parameter.  One can only guess that
>Rochester put in that text for completeness.  Since there _is_ a
>record format name in the PF, they added text to tell us that we
>could waste our time and type it in if we feel so inclined.  My guess
>only.

You're too generous, Buck.  Methinks that Rochester just plain made a mistake
on the help text.  They shoulda just said "applies only to logical files.  All
other file types MUST use *ONLY."

And with that, Buck (& all others), I am putting this topic to rest.

Thanks to all responded.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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