The code had the plus signs in the proper place before
cutting and pasting.  I guess I should have 'cleaned'
it up a bit before sending thereby avoiding
unnecessary confusion.  Sorry....

By the way I corrected the problem.  (see earlier
posts).

I like your approach of making the query select a
variable.  I'm definetly going to give it a shot.

Thanks.

Rich

--- Joe Pluta <joepluta@PlutaBrothers.com> wrote:
> A guess (and definitely just a guess) is that *NL
> stands for "newline" and
> that this error means the SQL parser hit the end of
> the line unexpectedly.
>
> >                           QRYSLT('LSTCHG *GE "'
> *CAT
> >                &BEGUPD + *CAT '" *AND LSTCHG *LE
> "'
> >                *CAT + &ENDUPD *CAT '" *AND RECTYP
> >                = "M" ')
>
> I'm not sure how this is SUPPOSED to look, but the
> "+" should always and
> only be at the end of the line when attempting to
> concatenate a string
> together.  Your line should probably be something
> like:
>
>    QRYSLT('LSTCHG *GE "' *CAT &BEGUPD +
>           *CAT '" *AND LSTCHG *LE "' *CAT +
>           &ENDUPD *CAT '" *AND RECTYP = "M" ')
>
> One other notes: You might want to create a variable
> called &QRYSLT.  That
> way, you can concatenate to your heart's content,
> and then breakpoint the
> program prior to the OPNQRYF and review the contents
> of the &QRYSLT
> variable.  If it's okay, then you can execute the
> OPNQRYF.  This technique
> has saved me hours and hours of debugging time.
>
> Joe
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
> > [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of
> Richard Reeve
> > Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 9:49 AM
> > To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> > Subject: OPNQRYF problem
> >
> >
> > All,
> >
> >      I am attempting an open query in a CL.  It
> > compiles fine, but when I run the CL I get the
> > following message/joblog;
> >
> >  Operand for *NL function not valid.
> >
> >  Error occurred during processing of command.
> >
> >  Function check. CPF9899 unmonitored by MEHLD04J
> at
> > statement 800,
> >    instruction X'002C'.
> >
> >  CPF9899 received by MEHLD04J at 800. (C D I R)
> >
> >  CPF9899 received by MEHLD04J at 800. (C D I R)
> >
> >
> > the CL is as follows;
> >  BEGIN:         PGM
> >
> >   DCL        VAR(&BEGUPD    ) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(07)
> >
> >   DCL        VAR(&ENDUPD    ) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(07)
> >
> >   DCLF       FILE(EXHMAS)
> >
> >   RTVDTAARA  DTAARA(BACKBRIDGE (51 7))
> RTNVAR(&BEGUPD)
> >
> >   RTVDTAARA  DTAARA(BACKBRIDGE (58 7))
> RTNVAR(&ENDUPD)
> >
> >   OVRDBF     FILE(EXHMAS) TOFILE(EXHMAS)
> SHARE(*YES)
> >
> >   OPNQRYF    FILE((EXHMAS)) FORMAT(EXHMAS REXHMAS)
> +
> >
> >                           QRYSLT('LSTCHG *GE "'
> *CAT
> >                &BEGUPD + *CAT '" *AND LSTCHG *LE
> "'
> >                *CAT + &ENDUPD *CAT '" *AND RECTYP
> >                = "M" ')
> >
> >
> >              CALL PGM(MEHLD04I)
> >  END:        ENDPGM
>
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