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Program to read multiple fixed length files.

 
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SVazifdar

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject: Program to read multiple fixed length files.
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I used Cobol code from this site to dynamically open, read, and close files that have the same record size. It works fine.

Now I would like to use the same program to dynamically open, read, and close files that are fixed but have different record sizes.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject:
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Is there a question in your post?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply to: Program to read multiple fixed length files.
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I think there was a long topic that discussed this issue back and forth with the ultimate conclusion being that no, it's not possible to dynamically read fixed-length files of various lengths with a single COBOL FD statement.

I'll see if I can find it ...

I think this is it:

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=38465&highlight=variable
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply to: Program to read multiple fixed length files.
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I am sorry.

Yes, the question I am asking - is it possible to write one Cobol program that will read any fixed length file with any record size ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply to: Program to read multiple fixed length files.
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Thanks Kevin
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