A keyed user index could be utilized rather than an array.

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Schutte
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:58 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Inserting a record into the middle of a subfile--suggestions?

So okay, time to think about it. I was short with my response. My intention wasn't to give the OP the answer nor to give him something that he might not be as familiar with. To me the easier option for the OP to use a temporary table (QTEMP). This was based on the OP asking "where's a linked list when we really need it?" That said to me that they were not as familiar with RPGLE arrays. (Assumption, I know, makes an a## out of me).

Sure writing and reading from disk would take a little bit more time, but really what are we talking about with the power of these systems these days?

You are right, arrays are not limited too 9999, in the haste of my response I did not clarify that. However, they are limited! Not sure the exact number but they are unless you venture into dynamic arrays. I have attempted to do that once, however, I felt it was far more complicated than it needed to be. Hence a QTEMP table.


On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Michael Schutte <mschutte369@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Of course it was, it was just a point. not that stupid!

On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Scott Klement <
midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Michael,

Arrays are not limited to 9999 records.

Perhaps you are referring to the limit of the size of a subfile? But,
then, this wouldn't be a reason to store the data in a file in QTEMP...
it'd merely be a reason to write a page-at-a-time subfile (which
could be loaded from an array just as well as a file.)

My understanding is that this thread was about inserting a record
into the middle of a subfile. To me, that's a very different
question than "how do I have more than 9999 rows in a subfile".




On 12/30/2014 2:08 PM, Michael Schutte wrote:

Or because you have more than 9999 records

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Scott Klement <
midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Load your subfile into an array in your program, then clear the
subfile,
and reload it from the array, inserting the new row(s) where needed.

This is very easy, and runs very fast. I can't see any good reason to
use a file (in QTEMP or otherwise) that would only hurt performance.
Unless, of course, you need to do that because you need it saved to
disk...


On 12/29/2014 3:39 PM, x y wrote:

I need to insert records into the middle of a subfile. The user
can
enter
a keyword that's attached to a long description and I need to get
that description into the body of the subfile.

I could add records to the end and then resequence when writing to
the database but that won't be satisfactory from a user experience
perspective--the user needs to see the full text in order as part
of the entry process. My subfile record length (including hidden
fields) is about
400 bytes and I should have less that 50 records most of the time.
I have four 132-character subfile records on the screen and
already have used the fold/unfold option.

Copying the subfile to a variable-size array, inserting the
records where needed, and then reloading the subfile is an option.

Another option is to have A/B subfile control/detail set up
records copy from the "A" subfile (+ inserts) into the "B" subfile
and then display the "B" control record. SQL temporary tables and
memory-resident tables are possibilities also.

Where's a linked list when we really need it?

I'll be grateful for any suggestions and wish you all a Happy New Year.

thx...

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