• Subject: RE: Reference record format from another pgm
  • From: "Bob Cozzi" <cozzi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 13:11:59 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

There are two ways to do this, only one actually works. <g>

The way the works is to read the files into a data structure. Make the data
structure externally described, based on the database file you are reading.

Then use the EXPORT keyword on that data structure.
In the called program, use the IMPORT keyword. However, the call will need
to be changed to a CALLP and a bound call, not a dynamic call or the
Import/Export will not work.

Then when you read the file in module A, module B, when it's procedures are
called, will have the current input data from Module A.

It would be nice to have a shared-file input buffer, perhaps the EXPORT
keyword on the file in Module A, and an IMPORT keyword on the file in Module
B, that that's not implemented... :(

Bob Cozzi

http://www.RPGIV.com




> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com]On
> Behalf Of JFinney@omnia.co.za
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 11:08 AM
> To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Reference record format from another pgm
>
>
> Hi All
> Is there a way ,(besides passing every field in a plist), that a pgm could
> read a file and call another pgm which (perhaps through pointers) could
> reference the data of the recently-read record format from the previous
> pgm. I need to break down a program into managable pieces and do not want
> to have to code plists for 9 files. I also don't want to define the files
> in each respective module.
> Any help appreciated.
>
> Regards
> John.
>
>
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