• Subject: Re: Move an entire record format as a whole
  • From: ghockemeyer@xxxxxxxx (Gene Hockemeyer)
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 09:23:37 -0400

Bob .. indicates that this only works for internally(program) described
files.  However, I would vote for this option being available to externally
described files also.  This would again make strides to removing hard coded
objects in programs, and improve documentation.


GHockemeyer ... USPA

-----Original Message-----
From: boldt@ca.ibm.com <boldt@ca.ibm.com>
To: RPG400-L@midrange.com <RPG400-L@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, July 08, 1999 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: Move an entire record format as a whole


>
>
>Bob wrote:
>>The CHAIN opcode allows you to specify a data structure name in the Result
>>field. The data is read into that data structure. I believe READ, READE
and
>>READP also support this technique, but I don't remember off hand.
>
>Sorry, that only works for program-described files.
>
>Do you think it would be useful for RPG to allow READ into
>or WRITE from data structures for externally-described
>files?
>
>Cheers!  Hans
>
>Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com
>
>
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