Original Message:
I agree that this is not a good place to use SQL, but for
the same reason, OPNQRYF and a four line RPG program
are just as bad. You can easily do what you describe using
SQL and an RPG UDF or even SQL and an SQL UDF in
a single pass. The problem is that it is not dynamic and will
have to be rerun when data is changed in the file. I would
consider moving the rank to another file and updating it from
a short (but not four line) trigger written in RPG.
 Why is shoehorning the functionality into SQL a better method?  What's wrong 
w/ the straight RPG method?  Is your problem w/ OPNQRYF?  If yes, why do you 
feel that it's so evil?


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