• Subject: RPG IV data structure and LIKE keyword
  • From: "Roger Vicker, CCP" <rvicker@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 11:33:31 -0500
  • Organization: Vicker Programming

Does anyone else see this as a problem?

<<PF Source>>

      A          R SAMPLE
      A            ZONED          3S 0
      A            ZONED2         3S 0
      A            ALPHA          3A

<<RPG IV SOURCE>>

      Ftest      ip   e             disk
      Dstruct           ds
      Dzoned
      Dalpha
      Dzoned#2                              like(zoned2)
      Dalpha#2                              like(alpha)

zoned#2 is built by the compiler as a PACKED field. When I checked the
compile listing it even said zoned2's program format was packed while
zoned was zoned.

OS/400 = V3R2
Cum = most currently available.

IBM hasn't let the developers give us the ability to use like() AND
override anything but the length yet here it seems that the like()
doesn't even produce the same data type.

Roger Vicker, CCP

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