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ihatesugar
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: REXX ISPF EDIT Macro
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HI all,

i have a small problem at hand.
i need to write a small REXX ISPF EDIT macro which recieves some value from the rexx tool and has to write it to a member of PDS.

i am using the command "line_before 1 = myvar"

but it throws an error saying
Invalid line number
Relative line number specified in "LINE_BEF" command does not exit.

how do i determine the line number???

thanks

i am getting the following error while writing into a member of PDS.. Any suggestions?

******************************************************************************
* *
* Command in error . : LINE_BEFORE 1 = DATALINE (V1) *
* *
* Invalid line number *
* Relative line number specified in "LINE_BEF" command does not exist. *
* *
* Error message ID . : ISRE274 *
* *
* Last return code . : 12 *
* *
* Macro executing . : MACWRITE *
* *
* Press ENTER key to terminate the macro. *
* *
* *
* *
******************************************************************************
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject:
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You use the LINENUM operand to determine line numbers.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Re: REXX ISPF EDIT Macro
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Don't know how you're getting that message but this works for me:

Code:
/* REXX  */                         
isredit "macro"                     
myvar = "Hello Sailor"             
isredit  "line_before 1 = (myvar)" 


The variable name needs to be in brackets or it will print the variable name instead of its contents.
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