Yes.. sorry that is a typo.

What I'm trying to do is rewrite some old code.

The string of text (84 characters) is dates (6 characters each) that correspond to the beginning date of each fiscal period (yymmdd) in the current calendar year. I need to put them into an array so I can do a lookup for any give yymmdd.

The other problem I'm running into is that %lookuple doesn't seem to function like the old:
C indate lookup prds(x) 2030

I need to find the array element that is equal to, or less than the value I'm looking up with.

-----Original Message-----
From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of dlclark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2019 3:29 PM
To: RPG programming on IBM i <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Looking for free format equivalent

"RPG400-L" <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 05/02/2019
03:19:00 PM:
In fixed format it was really easy to overlay data like this:

D ds
D RF94 1 84a Dim(14)
D RA0094 1 84a

I could easily eval a text string into RA0094 and "parse" the data
into (in this case) 14 six-character fields.
I need to use %lookup on RF94.

There seems to be a typo in the above. Did you mean the following?

D ds
D RF94 1 6a Dim(14)
D RA0094 1 84a


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