On 14/07/2009, at 5:06 PM, CRPence wrote:

Since sending a message, why not stop using dynamic\impromptu
message [text], and just let the message handler feature replace the
string variable TRIMmed into a message string defined with a
specific message identifier? ADDMSGD MSGID(XYZABCD)
MSGFILE(MyMsgFile) MSG('Customer &1 not found.') VAR((*CHAR 14))
[cmd syntax is suspect\un-verified] and then send the
edited\character result as the replacement variable for send message
and retrieve message.

Brilliant! I was so focused on the ugliness of the proposed original solution I completely missed the real point. Of course using the message handler is the correct solution to this particular problem. Well spotted!

Regards,
Simon Coulter.
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