The article you referenced (Found this Paris article, i'm trying to adapt and use now -> <>)

Is the "as designed" way to go - particularly if you wanted to avoid pointers - which may cause issues for those who follow you since pointers are not exactly common currency in the RPG world.

This is one of those interesting (and rare) cases when Multiple Occurrence DS can work.

Just set the Occur level before you do the read.

By the way - as you have hopefully realized from the article - the POS keywords are not needed. The fields will be contiguous in the DS anyway - POS just confuses the issue I think.

Personally I would use a DS array defined with LIkeRec and use DS I/O. Like So.

dcl-ds data LikeRec(recname);

index += 1;

Chain key filename data(index);

That is by far the simplest approach.

Jon Paris

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