I posted this (I think - never get emails from posting) to the RPG
list. Never received a reply.

I have two files. Different names, formats, and field names.

One is produced early in the day.

I need to remove records from the second file that are identical to
those in the first file. Thus, second file only has new and changed
records.

I am stuck on how to set up a comparison of the entire record from
each file. I know I have done this, many years ago, but my brain is
just too foggy. I just don't want to have an IF with 90+ field
comparisons.

Logic is simple - read file 2, attempt to chain to file 1. No chain -
a new record. If chain is successful, compare the two records. If
same, delete record from file 2.

I can't directly compare the record formats. How do I define a single
field over each record?

I tried I-Specs - File name followed by single field name..

Dumb question. Thanks for a nudge.

John McKee

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