What do you actually mean by "top to bottom"? From the highest key to the lowest?

After you have read the record, do you then update it or ???


Jon Paris

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On Oct 23, 2018, at 11:45 AM, Thomas Burrows <thomas.burrows.1957@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I want to read a keyed file from top to bottom. i.e. I am finding that I
seem to read some records more than once.

is there anything on the F specs I could be overlooking?
I put a counter in for the read and I get the right number of times through
the read routine.

Doing a "DOU NOT %EOF(filename)
Then an EXSR X1 to the read routine where the read on the file is
BEGSR x1
READ FILENAME;
endsr

I put an if statement in after the read looking against one of the account
numbers that is only in the file being read from once. But I get SEVEN or
more hits in the IF statement checking against that one account number.

Thomas Burrows
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