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karisurya

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Read a file with skip condition to stem var
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Hi,

I need to read a input seq file using rexx, the point where i got stuck is my input file is having some records with 70th position "*". I need to skip reading these records, I am wondering is there a way where while reading file it self using EXECIO i can skip the records which matc's this criteria. I am reading all the data to stem var and processing it.

Please let me know the alternative in case this is not possible while reading file it self...

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Read a file with skip condition to stem var
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No.

I'd remove them first before calling the REXX exec. Otherwise, you'll need to read the file one record at a time and, of course, include the logic to skip those records.
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