**** I was writing this as a question and then figured out 'A' solution,
so rather than scrap the whole e-mail I guess I would pose the question.
Is this cleanest solution?

We have many program that use basically this in fixed format...

D ADS EUDS EXTNAME(FILE)
C *DTAARA DEFINE ADS
C UNLOCK ADS
C IN ADS

It is a Data Area Data structure 'ADS' that uses the structure of the
'File'.

How do I duplicate this with Free specs?

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This is what I came up with....

Dcl-Ds FILE_DS EXTNAME('FILE') INZ;
End-Ds;

Dcl-Ds ADS DTAARA('ADS');
DSDS like(FILE_DS);
End-Ds;

In ADS;
FILE_DS = ADS;

FILE_DS is now populated with the values with the data area data structure
'ADS'. My original question was how do I do this in Free. Now I guess,
is this right/best/cleanest way?



Shane Reeves

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