• Subject: RE: Move an entire record format as a whole
  • From: "John Taylor" <john.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 10:32:13 -0600
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Hans,

With externally based DS's and pointers we can easily work around this minor
limitation. I would much rather that you spent your valuable time on
providing new functionality.

John.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of boldt@ca.ibm.com
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 1999 6:03 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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