**** 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
How do I duplicate this with Free specs?
This is what I came up with....
Dcl-Ds FILE_DS EXTNAME('FILE') INZ;
Dcl-Ds ADS DTAARA('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?