Not the sort of thing you'll find any examples of I suspect but ... and your example doesn't seem to match what you said as both fields still have different names don't they?

Anyway one way to map two fields to a single name would be via a DS. Like so:

Dcl-Ds AWfield;
AWField1;
AWField2 SamePos(AWField1);
End-Ds;

This assumes that the fields are both alpha.

If numeric then this should work.

Dcl-Ds ReMapAWfields;
AWField1;
AWField2 SamePos(AWField1);
AWField like(AwField1);
End-Ds;


Jon Paris

On May 6, 2022, at 4:15 PM, SReeves@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I'm not finding any examples of this for either in the 'old' fixed format
ways or how to do it in full free (**free); this may be because I don't
know the correct terminology of what it is called.

We have a file with multiple record formats (essentially merging two files
into one). When we utilize this file in RPG in fixed format and even in a
lot of Rpg free programs we drop out of free to do an I spec for the
record format. This basically points one field to another's name so that
so both fields can be referenced by a single field name within the
program.

Example
IRECFORR
I AWField1 AVField1
I AWField2 AVField2

I'm wondering if there is a newer method of doing this in full **free
format, or are we stuck using this old method? Any kind of online article
or such regarding this would help in my learning if you know of one.

Thanks

Shane Reeves

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