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How can i reset file-pointer location in easytrieve?

 
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comp_ashok

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: How can i reset file-pointer location in easytrieve?
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Hi all,

I want to read a input FILE FILE1 sequentially. But after EOF of FILE1 I want to reset the location of file-pointer such that when I do next GET it gives me 1st record insted of EOF.

FILE FILE1

GET FILE1
IF EOF FILE1
* CODE/ KEYWORD TO RESET THE LOCTION OF POINTER TO START OF FILE
END-IF
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject:
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Use the POINT statement.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How can i reset file-pointer location in easytriev
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Hi ofer71,

I may use POINT with VSAM and ISAM file. But in this case it is a simple PS.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Why do you want to point back to the beginning of the file?

If this is an attempt to re-read the file multiple timeds, it is most likely a bad design decision.

If you explain what you actually need to accomplish, we may be able to offer more usable alternatives.
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