SQLCOD -204 has a message for that - SQL0204 - have you seen what that message is? It should be in your joblog - it says "File not found" - there should be some further info as to which file, but it is probably BIGFILE - there's nothing too complex about this - see where BIGFILE is on your system and be sure your LIBL is correct when running the SELECT statement.

Just for the future - if you need information on an SQLCOD, make a message ID by taking the letters SQL and follow them with a 4-digit form of the SQLCOD. If SQLCOD is in the 30,000 range, use SQ plus the number as the message ID. Look up in QSQLMSG - DSPMSGD SQLxxxx QSQLMSG.

I suspect there is nothing related to RRN in this error, other than the file you specify is not found, but that is also true about the FROM clause.

On 1/12/2019 7:55 PM, Booth Martin wrote:
exec sql select rand(MICROSECOND(CURRENT_TIMESTAMP)) into :wField5
           from SYSIBM/SYSDUMMY1;
       wSeed = wField5 * 10000;
       // ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       // Get random records
exec sql select SOMEFIELD into :wSomeField from BIGFILE
            where rrn(BIGFILE) = :wSeed;

This is returning sqlcode -204.

Reading about -204 and rrn leads me to believe there is more going on than I realize.

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