On 2012/4/25 7:10 AM, Dave wrote:
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How can I do this? If I declare my wDS like the horribly named DS, my field
names will be wDS.wCstTy, etc.


You can't do that. You have to use LIKEDS to get another copy of the data structure with the same subfields, and LIKEDS always gives you a qualified structure.

Well, you could hard-code all the subfields of the entire data structure, but brr, I hope that your coding standards disallow that kind of duplication. Even if you defined your subfields with LIKE, your code would break if subfields were added or rearranged.

Doesn't it go against the spirit, if not the letter, of the coding guidelines to get around the parameter-naming rule by copying the parameter to another data structure with a shorter name?

If it's a parameter that can be changed by the procedure, you'd have to copy it back to the real parameter at the end of the procedure; a somewhat error-prone task.


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