Check the RPG IV manual:

Externally-described data structure
Specify either the EXT keyword or the EXTNAME keyword as the first keyword.
If you specify the EXT keyword, you can also specify the EXTNAME keyword as a later keyword.

In a free-form definition, the external file and external record format must be specified as character literals or previously-defined named constants representing a character literals.

So, your code snippet should look a little like;

Dcl-ds dspgms EXT PSDS


On 06/02/2019 22:39, Therrien, Paul via RPG400-L wrote:
Put a ';' after PREFIX(GV). This is the end of the statement.

Dcl-ds dspgms PSDS


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