Would Alan Campin's MAKE tool help with this? I haven't ever used it, but as I recall, the overrides can be specified in the source member and applied automagically at compile time...

I hope I'm remembering the author of that tool correctly...

-Eric DeLong

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Subject: Re: Question on updating some OLD programs

Many people would have to either compile interactively, after manually
typing in a few OVRDBF commands, or, write a 'make' program that compiles
it after setting up the appropriate OVRDBF commands.

As long as your are modernizing you may want to consider abandoning the
cl, if all it does is OVRDBF. I am not saying the presence of CL is bad
but CL just for OVRDBF sake might be. It's not hard to add "user control"
to your Fspec and use QCMDEXC, system, QCAPCMD or your favorite to do the
OVRDBF in the RPG program itself. Then OPEN the file. Doesn't alleviate
your compile concerns but helps on the execution side.

The alternative, and I am also not saying it's 'best practices', I am
simply saying it's an alternative, would be to eschew RPG file operations
and use imbedded sql instead.

Rob Berendt

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