• Subject: Re: Move an entire record format as a whole
  • From: "Scott Klement" <infosys@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 07 Jul 1999 18:02:16 -0500

Hi Brian,

If you're using a program described file, you can simply make a single
character field that encompases the entire record :)

If you're using externally defined files, you can make a data
structure with the same "external definition" as your file.

>From there, you can either move that data structure into a different
field -- or -- another technique would be to use a multiple occurrance
DS, and simply switch occurrances before doing your CHAIN, then
switch it back...

Of course, if all you're truly doing is "moving the file pointer"
and you don't need to read the record, it'd be more efficient to
use SETLL or SETGT (as appropriate) instead of CHAIN.   In this
case, it never reads a record, so you don' t have to worry.

HTH,

Scott Klement
Information Systems Manager
Klement's Sausage Co, Inc.



Brian Stapleton <brianstapleton@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings;
>
> Does anyone know if it is possible to move an entire record format t
>  a
> holding field, or DS so that I can move my file pointer (another
>  chain)
> but still access the old data?
>
> Sware that I have done this before, but I seem to having an Amnesia
> attach.
>
>
>
> ===
> Brian Stapleton
> BrianStapleton@yahoo.com
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