It depends upon your definition of "heavily"
We use data areas quite a lot, for example, to hold a date when a program was last run, so that the next run of the same program will start from that date
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Birgitta Hauser
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:17 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: DataArea vs. Tables
we just had a discussion about using data areas.
In my opinion they are not heavily used or needed.
I either create a table/physical file or store the information in global variables in a specific service program. The data within these global variables is set and retrieved by calling procedures.
I'm just curious, are you using data areas (heavily) or not?
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