Hey all,

I'm trying to retrieve the description of a file and am having issues.

I was already using the API QUSLFLD, in which the File Header data
structure has a record text field. This value is ending up blank for
both a physical file w/o the TEXT value set on the record and for a PF
w/a TEXT value set. All the other values in this data structure load as

I tried my hand at using the QDBRTVFD API after looking at some examples
from Bob Cozzi and Leif Guldbrand, however my resulting data structure
is completely empty, and the error data structure lists bytes available
but not provided - so I don't think there's an error in the API. The
API returns the File/Library in the Return File field so it's finding
the file.

I also tried to see if any C Functions were available to give me
information about a file, but after a quick look through the ILE C/C++
manual I didn't find anything.

My guess is that I'm not doing something right with the QDBRTVFD API, so
if anyone can chime in, I'd appreciate it.

Here's my QDBRTVFD code. Note, gFileDesc is 50a and gFormattedFile is
20a where the 1st 10 char is the filename and the last 10 is the

P getFileDesc B

DmyFileInfo DS Qualified Inz
D bytes_returned 10i 0
D bytes_avail 10i 0
** Need to use %BITAND() to test the fileAttr subfield
D fileAttr 2a
D reserved1 4a
D dataMbrs 5i 0
D keySeqAttr LikeDS(Qdb_Qdbfkdat_t)
D pubAuth 10a
D prefStorageUnit...
D 3u 0
D maxMbrs 5i 0
D waitFile 5i 0
D curMbrCount 5i 0
D accPathPageSize...
D 5i 0
D reserved2 7a
D waitRCD 5i 0
D qaaf 1a
D rcdFmtCount 5i 0
D qdbfhfl2 2a
D OSVRM 5i 0
D qaaf2 2a
D fileCRTDate 13a
D fileText 52a
D reserved3 2a Overlay(fileText)
D textDesc 50a Overlay(fileText:*NEXT)

// Used as a template for the keySeqAttr subfield
D Qdb_Qdbfkdat_t DS Qualified Based(NULL)
D Qdbfknum 5I 0
D Qdbfkmxl 5I 0
D Qdbfkflg 1A
D Qdbfkfdm 1A
D reserved 8A

// Local Variables
D rtnFileName S 20a

// Prototype for the Retrieve File Description API
D szRtnBufrer 32765a Options( *VarSize )
D nBuffLen 10i 0 Const
D rtnFileName 20a
D szAPIFmt 8a Const
D szQualFile 20a Const
D szRcdFmt 10a Const
D bOverride 1a Const
D szRmtLocSys 10a Const
D szIntFileType 10a Const
D api_error LikeDS( APIErrorDS )
D Options( *VarSize )


QDBRTVFD( myFileInfo: %len(myFileInfo): rtnFileName:
'FILD0100': gFormattedFile: '*FIRST':
'0': '*FILETYPE':'*INT': APIErrorDS );

gFileDesc = myFileInfo.textDesc;


P getFileDesc E


Kurt Anderson
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