Ok, I found this link (http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l/200008/msg00324.html) in
the archives; of specific note, it mentions to APIs: QSPGETF and
QSPPUTF. Are these APIs still valid and, if so, are they carried
over into v61?
OK, a bit more detail:
We have a report generated by 3rd-party software, from a big
vendor with lots of customers. We want to extract some of the
text from the report and generate a new report (using an
overlay). To get the 3rd party vendor to make a change is a big
deal, costing lots of cash and taking at least a month. As an
'independent' contractor, I can do it way faster and for a whole
With *SCS files, I might CPYSPLF to copy it to a 133 record
length file (called 'SPOOLFILE'), write up a quickie program to
build a new spoolfile, printing what I need from the original and
apply the overlay.
So... now I need to do this same process on an *AFPDS type of
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