RPG doesn't have any way to tell database that some of the fields in the
output buffer should be ignored.
What about using an SQL Index or DDS described logical file without the
fields to be replaced with the default values in the F-Specs with native

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On 2017-08-22 12:50 PM, Luis Rodriguez wrote:

IIRC, %FIELDS() applies only to UPDATE...

Even if %FIELDS applied to WRITE, RPG would still have to supply its own
default value for the field. It would be similar to the way it works with O
specs where only some fields are listed.

RPG doesn't have any way to tell database that some of the fields in the
output buffer should be ignored.

The reason it works for UPDATE is that RPG can use the values from the input
buffer for the fields not listed in %FIELDS.


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