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rexph

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:32 pm    Post subject: CICS read problem and question
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Hi all,

Using a standard CICS read command as illustated below

EXEC CICS READ
FILE ('filename')
INTO (record-area)
LENGTH (LENGTH OF record-area)
RIDFLD (ws-ridfield)
EQUAL
RESP (WS-CICS-RESP)
END-EXEC.

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?

Thanks
Rex :?:
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meetsrk

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:50 pm    Post subject:
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hi,
Check the record length of the VSAM file and the record length of record-area in working storage section are same
or
Check the length picture clause, whether it is declared as S9(4) COMP.
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:09 am    Post subject:
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Hi Rex,

Can you show us the actual READ cmd and the listing of "record-area" and perhaps a few lines before and after the "record-area" description?

Another possiblity is that the length field generated by the cmd is being overlaid. Is there any table processing in the pgm?
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