Reader Feedback and Insights: Copying Records in RPG
September 6, 2002 Timothy Prickett Morgan
I’m writing about the August 23 Midrange Guru Tech Tips regarding moving records between files with different field names. One option that I didn’t see, and the one I now prefer, with RPG IV is using the prefix keyword to rename the fields from one of the files.
Here’s an example:
Fpaywork if e k disk Fpayhist o e disk prefix(pw : 2) C read paywork C dow not %eof(paywork) C write histrec C read paywork C enddo C eval *inlr = *on
Good idea, Scott. A few other readers suggested the same thing. That technique will work in the example I gave because the trailing portions of the field names are the same in the two files. It would not work in cases where the trailing portions of names differed.
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