It sounds like just what you need, a "local" job specific data area...
I gather your install is not multi-platform?
Just because it's been around for a long time - so what...
Many of the clp/clle features go back to S38 release 1 (where I started).
I can't think of the last time I used lda in a program that didn't already have it,
But it is in some working code.
Btw- Make sure you understand the rules of when it is actually updates the data area,
And when its value in a program is retrieved..

Jim Franz

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rich Loeber
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:54 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: LDA Question

Just as a further clarification, this was just for a one time use during the installation of a software package. It will not be written into an application. Our install instructions will tell the customer to sign on to a new terminal session before starting the install and it will advise them to sign off when they are done. I think that for this application, the LDA would not introduce an element of risk unless the customer did not follow our instructions .... and that never happens.

Rich Loeber - @richloeber
Kisco Information Systems
http://www.kisco.com

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On 11/25/2019 8:24 PM, midrange wrote:
Rich,

I agree that a data area unique to the job (without the usual create
and
cleanup) can be a handy thing.
If your use is for a tool that could be within a user's job, that may
be a problem in that they could be using the data area...
Given that much of the corporate world is a mixed bag of new and old
code, in a OS that is rare to drop support of something, All things
are possible, but if the job is your job - why not? ..imho.
Jim Franz


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Scott Klement
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 5:58 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: LDA Question

A great tool PROVIDED that you are still using Hollerith cards on a
system with very little memory and you are working at a museum of old
computer technology.

Otherwise don't use the LDA.


On 11/25/2019 3:02 PM, Rich Loeber wrote:
I'm just interested to hear if anyone uses the local data area these
days? I tend to always use a named data area but I have a situation
where it would be helpful to use the local data area, but I'm
wondering if I would step on someone's toes in the process.

Rich Loeber - @richloeber
Kisco Information Systems
http://www.kisco.com

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