Rob,

You can create a UDF to return the sequence, but you
MUST use an order by, which seems to defeat the purpose.
If you are interested, here is an example of a UDF that will
return a sequence:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/iseries-toolkit/CVSROOT/src/qrpglesrc/numseq.irp?rev=HEAD&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup

David Morris

>>> rob@dekko.com 01/29/02 12:25PM >>>

You cannot use an Order by in an Update statement
therefore you can't
UPDATE ROB/ALAN
SET RANKING=0
ORDER BY BUCKS

Then I can't think of any built in function which would return the
number
you desired.

My question is this, what possible value is a ranking number when you
can
organize the file by any sort criteria you wish?  Especially when
you've
already determined that the rank is based on another column.

Rob Berendt



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