Colin and everyone else that has added to this thread, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have accomplished what I need to do, and learned a little about using user spaces and pointers in the process. My final solution was to write 2 programs. One is RPG/400 and the other is ILE-RPG (a first for me, I don't code much anymore, especially application stuff). My old fashion RPG/400 program is very simple. It reads in 80 byte records from a wrapped EDI file, and uses the Change User Space API to write the data to the user space, adding 80 to the offset in a DO loop. This part was very simple. I had a few more challenges writing the ILE code, not because what I wanted to do was complicated, but because I am such a rookie at this stuff. I found a decent sample ILE code for MQ in the QMQMSAMP library. I modified it to retrieve the pointer to the user space, and then pass it to the MQ API. I struggled for several hours with the data being offset by 124 bytes, tried to do some pointer arithmetic, but in the end I was making the whole exercise more complicated that it needed to be. I was using some code examples from the archives that showed how to retrieve the pointer to a user space, however the example I was looking at was to read the data from a list type API that contained header info (124 bytes) and repeating list info. My data started in position 1 of the user space. All I had to do was get the pointer to the user space (as Colin suggested below) and I was good to go. Also, I want to thank Scott Klement for some sample code he posted on the RPG list that also helped me quite a bit (from the archives). As always, you guys are great and I can never contribute to the extend that I take from this community. cjg Carl J. Galgano EDI Consulting Services, Inc. 600 Kennesaw Avenue, Suite 400 Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 422-2995 - voice (419) 730-8212 - fax mailto:cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.ediconsulting.com AS400 EDI, Networking, E-Commerce and Communications Consulting and Implementation http://www.icecreamovernight.com Premium Ice Cream Brands shipped Overnight Visit our website to subscribe to our FREE AS/400 Timesharing Service -----Original Message----- From: Colin Williams [mailto:colin.williams@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 5:51 PM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: Record size limitation in RPG - MQ Series Carl, one way I have done this, is to create a 1A field in the D specs, based on a pointer that you have also defined in your D specs eg wsData 1A BASED(PTR1), then somewhere in your code set PTR1 to the value of the pointer to the user space. put the 1A field as the parameter for the message on your MQPUT, still setting your message length to the actual length of the data cheers Colin.W ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Galgano" <cgalgano2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 3:57 PM Subject: RE: Record size limitation in RPG - MQ Series > Eric, Keith, Colin, jt, James, Scott, et al. > Thanks for all the great suggestions. You guys are great. I think I > am going to attempt to use a user space. How do you pass the pointer > to a user > space to the MQPUT? There is an API to call to do the MQPUT, but I > don't know how to pass the pointer. Anyone have an example. I am > going to do a little more research in the archives. cjg > > Carl J. Galgano > EDI Consulting Services, Inc. > 600 Kennesaw Avenue, Suite 400 > Marietta, GA 30060 > (770) 422-2995 - voice > (419) 730-8212 - fax > mailto:cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.ediconsulting.com > AS400 EDI, Networking, E-Commerce and Communications Consulting and > Implementation > http://www.icecreamovernight.com > Premium Ice Cream Brands shipped Overnight > > Visit our website to subscribe to our FREE AS/400 Timesharing Service > > -----Original Message----- > From: Colin Williams [mailto:colin.williams@xxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 3:47 PM > To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion > Subject: Re: Record size limitation in RPG - MQ Series > > > Carl > > user spaces are actually pretty easy to use. > > Use the API QUSPTRUS, Retrieve User Space Pointer, in your RPG, to > point a 32K variable in your RPG to a user space. Then when you > update the variable, you will be writing to the user space. > > When you fill up the variable, add 32k to the pointer, clear the > variable and do it again until you've processed the whole message. > > Pass the message length and the pointer to the user space to MQPUT, > and your > > away. Did the same thing 8 years ago, and im sure that was on V3R7 > > cheers > Colin.W > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Carl Galgano" <cgalgano2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" > <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 3:41 PM > Subject: RE: Record size limitation in RPG - MQ Series > > > > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at > http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > > This e-mail has been sent by a company of Bertram Group Ltd, whose registered office is The Nest, Rosary Road Norwich NR1 1TF. 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