• Subject: RE: Move an entire record format as a whole
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 09:07:30 -0700

I'm of two minds here.  You can already do it with an externally defined
data structure.  Seems like the main benefit would be maintainability.  It's
always nice to see something explicit in the code.

On the other hand, think of the onerous burden of typing in the data
structure name in the result field.<g>  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boldt@ca.ibm.com [mailto:boldt@ca.ibm.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 1999 5:03 AM
> To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> 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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