Union with fixed -1 value ?

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alan Shore
Sent: 15 March 2012 14:58
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Creating an SQL UDF on a procedure

Hi Chris
Nice idea but how do we send -1 down when using this function within a view, or sql?

Alan Shore
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Bipes
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:56 AM
To: 'midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: Creating an SQL UDF on a procedure

Instead of a second parameter, could a special order number, say -1 trigger the close?

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Chris Bipes
Director of Information Services
CrossCheck, Inc.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alan Shore
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:53 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Creating an SQL UDF on a procedure

Hi everyone
We have a procedure that leaves the files open until the procedure is called one final time with an extra parameter to close the files For example, within an RPG program

Ordertype = getOrderType(Ordernumber);
And then at the end of the RPG program

Ordertype = getOrderType(Ordernumber: Closefiles);

We now need to create a function on this procedure. I don't have a problem creating the function. My concern is that the "final" call - namely Ordertype = getOrderType(Ordernumber: Closefiles); - will NOT be done (or is there a way to do it).
My questions to the panel are - is this a cause for concern?
Will this be a problem at some time?

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