• Subject: Re: If %Open() vs CLOSE(E)
  • From: "M. Lazarus" <mlazarus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 20:49:18 -0500

Barbara,

At 1/16/01 01:59 PM -0500, you wrote:

  Then why does it support the (E) extender (it does, right?)?  In what 
case(s) would an error be generated?

>Mark, it's not an error in RPG to close a file that's already closed.

  I didn't know that!


>Why are you doing it in this order?  How is the last CLOSE going to be
>done?  Why not do it this way:
>  DO    1000
>  OVRDBF FILE() MBR()
>  OPEN
>
>  CLOSE( E )
>  DLTOVR
>  ENDDO
>
>Barbara Morris

  I'm doing this in case the file is open and/or has a previous override 
(there is code for the DLTOVR in the program) from an earlier run that may 
have failed (if it was run interactively). A final CLOSE after the loop 
takes care of the last open.

  -mark

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