Oh!  I see.  Thanks for explaining that better.  You want to
read the file NAMEs in order, not the data.

I'm pretty sure how DOS or Windows does sorting is by
reading the contents and then sorting the data inside a
local "container".  So, in your case, I would use an array
and then sort that.  It really won't take much more time.

Brad
www.bvstools.com


On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 17:08:02 -0600
 "Mark A. Manske" <mmanske@minter-weisman.com> wrote:
> Sorry, let me be more specific on the application.
>
> I have a program writing PDF catalogs to the IFS for
> customers that access
> our web site,
> I have the files in a specific format
> (Catalog_for_000001_MN_0254.PDF, then
> the next one
> would be named Catalog_for_000001_ND_0233.PDF)
>
> On the web page I give them a link to their catalog(s)
> based upon their
> profile that
> they signed in on(which has the number of 000001 attached
> to it;
> incrementing)
>
> I can read the directory to "see" that a file exists in
> the IFS, however I
> would prefer
> to read the IFS in file name order so that I can show the
> customer which
> link(s) they
> are authorized to.
>
> I can get around the fact that the files come in to the
> program in no order,
> but was hoping
> like in DOS(sorry for swearing) or even Windows(there I
> go again) I could
> specify the order
> that I see what is in the directory.
>
> I went over the sorcerers guide and through the archives,
> but mostly people
> where just
> seeing if a specific file existed, I wanted to do a "wild
> card" type search.
>
> It has been wild, the customers are using the SRP over
> the web and love it,
> and even
> the corporate guys and VP's here have been impressed -
> its been fun, next
> phase, getting
> into full blown java to make some of these things even
> more portable.
>
> I hope this explains better.
>
> Thanks...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: web400-admin@midrange.com
> [mailto:web400-admin@midrange.com]On
> Behalf Of Brad Stone
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 4:29 PM
> To: web400@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: [WEB400] ifs follow up read from way back..
>
>
> Mark,
>
> you're finding out why we moved (years ago) to record
> based
> tables/PFs instead of stream files.
>
> Now, is this data delmited at all by EOL or CRLF
> characters?
> Are there actual "records" of data or is it one big
> stream?
> Is it XML?  If you could give us an idea of the data,
> maybe
> we could help.  But as far as accessing the data in a
> "order", nope.
>
> Brad
> www.bvstools.com
>
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 10:25:14 -0600
>  "Mark A. Manske" <mmanske@minter-weisman.com> wrote:
> > I can read my IFS files just fine into my rpg program;
> > however I am looking
> > for a shortcut,
> > which may or may not be there.
> >
> > Here is what I cannot seem to find : A way to read the
> > IFS directory
> > "objects" into my program
> > in ascending order by file name; it is random,
> > The reason I am reading this data in, I need it in
> order,
> > I know I could just write them to a work file, internal
> > array, data queue,
> > ect -
> >  (actual workings are more style and department "warm
> and
> > fuzzies")
> > and then read them in the order I want, but I would
> > prefer
> > to "skip" that step.
> >
> > So is there a way while reading the IFS to specify the
> > order, I am not
> > seeing
> > anything in the manual, I am either blind, or this is
> not
> > possible.
> >
> > Can someone clarify whether I am just slow(nice for
> > stupid) or just asking
> > for more than we have at V4R5.
> > (upgrading to V5R1 in January)
> > TIA
> >
> >
> > Mark A. Manske
> > Fleming CSD - Plymouth Division
> > Sr. Project Lead
> > http://www.minter-weisman.com
> > mailto:mmanske@minter-weisman.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
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