On 2024-03-28 6:46 p.m., Jon Paris wrote:
Have you tried spewcifying *ALL ? That was a requirment at one time and the message appears to confirm that.

It's still a requirement to specify either *INPUT or *ALL for an externally-described DS if it's to be used as the result field for an input I/O operation.

The default for an externally described DS is to only get subfields "fields in the input buffer" which (strangely) is not exactly the same as *INPUT, which means "input capable fields".

So you can either specify *INPUT or *ALL.


Or, since your data structure is qualified, you could also define it with LIKEREC, which defaults to *INPUT, and is automatically qualified.


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