Ignore my earlier response. Barbara's comment just made me realize what I had missed in your example.

Barbara is right - PREFIX is the way to go for this kind of rename.

If there is a reason why that won't work then my suggestion (adapted for the correct field names) would also work.

Jon Paris

On May 6, 2022, at 5:47 PM, Barbara Morris <bmorris@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 2022-05-06 4:15 p.m., 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.
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.

There's no full **free support for I specs. You could put your I specs into a /copy file so the rest of your code could be in **FREE.

But I think you could use the PREFIX keyword to handle this particular situation, assuming you just want to change 'AW' to 'AV' for all the field names. You would code PREFIX('AW' : 2) on the DCL-F.

You could even get rid of the AW and AV from both files, by coding PREFIX('' : 2).


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