Jerry,

Add an input spec for each file like:
IFILE1 01
IFILE2 02

If *inu8 is on (process file1), skip processing when *in02 is on (file2
record read). If *inu8 is off (process file2), skip processing when
*in01 is on (file1 record read).

Is that what you are thinking of? This should work with input
primary/secondary files.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Adams [mailto:Jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:50 PM
To: Midrange-RPG (rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
Subject: Cycling - MUltiple Input Files

I have two RPG IV programs that are, for the most part, identical.
While there are a few additional bits of logic in the second one, the
primary difference is that the primary input file has a different record
length.



What I would like to do is use the EXTIND(*INUx) keyword to condition
the two files; one as IPE the other as ISE. The CL that drives this
would set the appropriate switch. What I am not sure about is whether
or not this is permissible; can't recall ever doing this in even RPG II,
and the manual didn't answer the question. I can simply make the
changes and see what happens, but I thought if anyone knew that this
won't fly it was save me some time.



Changing the files to IF and USROPN, while perhaps possible, would not
be the best option if the former idea would work.



I really would like to merge these into a single program to cut down on
the maintenance headaches.



Thanks.




Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
B&W Wholesale
office: 615-995-7024
email: jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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