On 2019-02-11 10:36 AM, Jerry Adams wrote:
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D EOMClose DS DtaAra(DSName)
... > D DSName S 21a
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When I run the test I get CPG1015 - Data area DSNAME in *LIBL not found.

As Stefan said, you need to code DtaAra(*VAR:DSName).

But ... warning ... that's only true for a fixed-form D spec. The fixed-form version of the DTAARA keyword assumes that a name is actually a sort of literal. But if it was a free-form D spec, *VAR isn't supported for the DTAARA keyword. Your DtaAra keyword would work if it was a free-form definition.

dcl-ds EOMClose DtaAra(DSName)

The more usual problem with the DTAARA keyword for fixed-form vs free-form is when people are accustomed to coding the DTAARA keyword with a name rather than a literal.

This D spec uses data area *LIBL/DTANAME.

D myDtaara DS DtaAra(dtaname)

But for this free-form definition, dtaname has to be either a named constant or a variable.

dcl-ds myDtaara DTAARA(dtaname)

If you wanted *LIBL/DTANAME, you'd have to put DTANAME in quotes, uppercase.

dcl-ds myDtaara DTAARA('DTANAME')

For more free-vs-fixed gotchas:
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzasd/freefixeddiff.htm


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