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Can Filler be initialized or redefined

 
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sajjid.hussain

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:03 pm    Post subject: Can Filler be initialized or redefined
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Hi All,

Can Filler be initialized.
I have copybook as
01 BR-REC
under that
03 Filler pic x(38)

if we initialize BR-REC,will the Filler also be initialized.
i feel that it cant be initialized.
one more question, can Filler be redefine.
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DavidatK

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: question of filler
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sajjid.hussain,

Same answer for both questions. No.

One way to initialize the filler area is to 'MOVE SPACES TO BR_REC', then 'INITIALIZE BR_REC'.

The entire record will be initialized to spaces, and then the non-fillers will be initialized appropriately.

Why would you want, or need to redefine FILLER? Simply define the area the way you want.

Dave
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