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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: File handling (2 records)
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Hi,

What would be the O/P in this case, the piece of code is---

FD newfile
01 first1 x(24).
01 second1 x(24).


procedure division.

Read newfile into first1.
Display second1.


Note--- what will be the O/P of the last statement.


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BH.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:22 am    Post subject: Re: File handling (2 records)
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bh,

all of the '01' levels under a 'FD' are redefines of each other. They occupy the same memory locations.

You do not have to 'Read newfile into first1'. 'Read newfile' will be enough. the READ INTO is only used when you want the record to be placed somewhere else in working storage.

Dave
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