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Posted by: Brian Fennell
Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Record format as a variable
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Published: 21 Nov 2011
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Record format as a variable Published by: Brian Fennell on 21 Nov 2011 view comments(4)

Is it possible to have the file format name as a variable?

I have 6 files with the same layout (all with different format names) and would like to declare 1 in the program as USROPN.

This works fine at the file override level for reads and chains, but when I try and update or write it tells me the record format does not exist in the file.

 

Thanks,

Brian

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Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: Record format as a variable
Posted: 5 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours 57 minutes ago

Are you on a release where you can specify the FILE name on UPDATE and WRITE?

If so, try using the File name only on UPDATE or WRITE.

Posted by: neilrh
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Jackson, MI
Comment on: Record format as a variable
Posted: 5 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours 34 minutes ago

Or use embedded sql.

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: Record format as a variable
Posted: 5 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours 29 minutes ago

Neil, where's the "Like" button on this thing? Cool

Posted by: FCSBRIAN
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Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Comment on: Record format as a variable
Posted: 5 years 10 months 6 days 27 minutes ago

On V6R1

I will Fiile name and not record when I get back to that project.

Never thought of using SQL.

Thanks Guys

 

Brian