James

How much of the cycle is it using? Is it using secondary files, matching records, level breaks, etc? Is it writing a report? If not then can you change it to use full procedural and add in your own loops and reads? That way you could use USROPN, etc.

Jonathan



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From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Lampert
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:57 PM
To: RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: Quick primary file question for a fellow "Cycle-rider"

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

Thanks.

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.

--
James H. H. Lampert
Touchtone Corporation

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