Exactly.

When you use a reference field, you pick up all the attributes of the field
in your new file, with the exception of those you explicitly redefine in the
new PF.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Nelson" <p_nelson-br@pop.inil.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: V5R1 Printer File CPD5237 Problem (was: What's this all about?)


> Robin,
> This code worked. Is this what you mean? Remember that I started on the
> System/3 Mod 10.
> It still seems silly that I have to redefine each field. Internal
> definitions are still faster to code
>
> O#ORQTY   R             16REFFLD(OFQNTY OFPDTL)
>                                          ALIAS(ORQTY)
> O#CHGQTY  R           29REFFLD(OFQNTY OFPDTL)
>                                          ALIAS(CHGQTY)
> Paul Nelson
> Braxton-Reed, Inc.
> 877-777-2729 Office
> 630-327-8665 Cell
> 708-923-7354 Home
> pnelson@braxton-reed.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robin Sapiro (Rogers)" <robin.sapiro@rogers.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:30 PM
> Subject: Re: V5R1 Printer File CPD5237 Problem (was: What's this all
about?)
>
>
> > No that is how it has always worked. You can change the local ALIAS by
> > specifying the keyword in your printer file source for each reference to
> the
> > FRF field.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Paul Nelson" <p_nelson-br@pop.inil.com>
> > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 5:12 PM
> > Subject: Re: V5R1 Printer File CPD5237 Problem (was: What's this all
> about?)
> >
> >
> > > That was it! The new version of their application software has the
files
> > > compiled with ALIAS in the DDS.
> > > Still sounds like an OS bug to me. I shouldn't have to find umpteen
> > > identical fields in the FRF for my REFFLD statements.
> > > Back to the future with internal definitions.
> > > Sigh
> > >
> > > Paul Nelson
> > > Braxton-Reed, Inc.
> > > 877-777-2729 Office
> > > 630-327-8665 Cell
> > > 708-923-7354 Home
> > > pnelson@braxton-reed.com
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Paul Tuohy" <tuohyp@attglobal.net>
> > > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > > Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:15 PM
> > > Subject: Re: V5R1 Printer File CPD5237 Problem (was: What's this all
> > about?)
> > >
> > >
> > > > Hi Paul,
> > > >
> > > > The chances are that it is an Alias that is causing the problem. If
> the
> > > field
> > > > reference file was defined using SQL this will almost surely be the
> > case.
> > > Do a
> > > > DSPFFD of OPFDTL and see if OFQNTY has an alias. Don't know if you
can
> > > assign
> > > > the ALIAS keyword in a PRTF, but you can give it a try.
> > > >
> > > > HTH
> > > >
> > > > Paul Tuohy
> > > >
> > > > Paul Nelson wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It looks like this, with apologies for my copy/paste. I just tried
> it
> > > again,
> > > > > and the second reference to the OFQNTY field causes the message.
> Goin'
> > > back
> > > > > to good ol' internal definitions.
> > > > >
> > > > >
A*================================================================
> > > > >  A          R DETAIL
> > > > >  A
> TEXT('DETAIL
> > > ACCT
> > > > > GROUP')
> > > > >  A
SPACEA(001)
> > > > >  A            O#PONO        R              1REFFLD(OEPONO OEPOMS)
> > > > >  A                                                     7'-'
> > > > >  A            O#POSQ             7  0      8
> > > > >  A            O#ORQTY      R            16REFFLD(OFQNTY OFPDTL)
> > > > >  A            O#CHGQTY   R            29REFFLD(OFQNTY OFPDTL)
> > > > >  A            O#TOTQTY      11  4    42EDTCDE(3)
> > > > >  A            O#C8QTY         11  4    55EDTCDE(3)
> > > > >  A            O#UNMS        R            68REFFLD(OFUNMS OFPDTL)
> > > > >  A            O#ITDS           R            72REFFLD(OFITDS
OFPDTL)
> > > > >  A            O#POD1          R  -25    98REFFLD(OEPOD1 OEPOMS)
> > > > >  A            O#OFSYCD       9  0   134EDTWRD('0   -   -   ')
> > > > >  A            O#LCDATE       8  0    146EDTWRD('  /  /    ')
> > > > >
> > > > > Paul Nelson
> > > > > Braxton-Reed, Inc.
> > > > > 877-777-2729 Office
> > > > > 630-327-8665 Cell
> > > > > 708-923-7354 Home
> > > > > pnelson@braxton-reed.com
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "David & Eileen Keck" <bstars@optonline.net>
> > > > > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > > > > Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 2:47 PM
> > > > > Subject: Re: V5R1 Printer File CPD5237 Problem (was: What's this
all
> > > about?)
> > > > >
> > > > > > Paul,  The following compiles fine on V5R1, so the field
reference
> > > file
> > > > > may
> > > > > > not be your problem (PTF's aside).
> > > > > > A            @FLDA     R           1  2REFFLD(FLDA LIB/REFFIL)
> > > > > > A            @FLDB     R           1  2REFFLD(FLDA LIB/REFFIL)
> > > > > > The error message you receive indicates the same field name is
> > > specified
> > > > > in
> > > > > > the same record format starting in pos 19.
> > > > > > Can you post the record format code ?
> > > > > > -Dave K.
> > > > > >
> > > > >
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