Jim Franz wrote:
and why not a chkobj in the clp? (or // if dataf1 in ocl)?
and not call the pgm.


Actually, on closer examination, I saw that this was exactly what the old version of the program was doing. And I generally prefer the "proactive" approach anyway, rather than the "reactive" one. (I've been known to scream at Java specialists for using a try/catch to handle exceptions they could easily prevent.)

The program in question is indeed normally called from a CLP, riding through 25 different files via an OVRDBF (or at least, through those that exist from among the 25, which may vary).

Still, out of morbid curiosity, I wouldn't mind knowing a "reactive" strategy that would work on a nonexistent primary file.

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