Using a standard CICS read command as illustated below
EXEC CICS READ
LENGTH (LENGTH OF record-area)
I have encounted a length error problem with one of the programs I'm investigating. But there is a mirror program that uses the same file andis not encountering the error. The strange thing in this program is that before execution of the read command the length already shows a negative 23565 value. As I understand before execution the length should be zeroes and only after execution that the length will have a value. Can anybody shed light on this?