You may try the following:

dcl-ds LabelName ;
XRLA01 ;
XRLA02 ;
XRLA03 ;
Arr Like(XRLA01) Dim(3) Pos(1);

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From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Dienstag, 12. September 2017 18:44
To: RPG <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Auto load an array when reading a record.

i'm pretty sure i have seen this done but,

I'd like to read a record, and automatically populate an array. I know it
can be done with the old syntax with beginng and ending positions because i
have old examples of it in the source here but i would like to do it using
newer syntax and as gracefully as possible.

My current example (i have had many variations) won't compile but i think it
gives the gist of what i am trying to do, which is automatically load the
LabelName array upon read of the file xrcl01.

A successful example of what i am trying to do would be appreciated.

dcl-f XRCL01 usage(*input ) keyed ;
// File layout for xrcl01
// XRCUST customer number (key)
// XRLSTM last maint date
// XRLA01 label name 1 char(8)
// XRLA02 label name 2 char(8)
// XRLA03 label name 3 char(8)
// XRSET1 label 1 sets dec(2:0)
// XRSET2 label 2 sets dec(2:0)
// XRSET1 label 3 sets dec(2:0)

dcl-ds LabelName dim( 3) ;
XRLA01 pos( 1) ;
XRLA02 pos( 9) ;
XRLA03 pos( 17) ;

chain 039356 XRCL01 ;

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