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madmartinsonxx

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject: Symnames symbol invalid with some constant data
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Hi -
I did this:
Code:

//SYMNAMES  DD *                               
 FLD01,074,09,ZD                               
 EDITMASK,EDIT=(SIII,III,III,IIT.TT),SIGNS=(,-)
//*                                           


but got this :
Code:

ICE632I 0 SOURCE FOR ICETOOL STATEMENTS:  TOOLIN         
                                                         
ICE270I 1 PROCESSING SYMNAMES STATEMENTS                 
           EDITMASK,EDIT=(SIII,III,III,IIT.TT),SIGNS=(,-)
                    $                                   
ICE272A 1 SYMBOL, VALUE OR SYNTAX IS INVALID             


Why can't I ?
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject:
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Why can't I?


Because it's not valid syntax. You can't just throw in any old syntax and hope that it works. You have to use the syntax defined in the DFSORT book. That syntax does NOT include setting up symbols for edit masks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Symnames symbol invalid with some constant data
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Hi,
Ok. I did look at the manual. Thought I might be able to do that anyway.
Thanks.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:51 pm    Post subject:
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Ok. I did look at the manual. Thought I might be able to do that anyway.


Does that come under the heading of "wishing will make it so"? icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply to: Symnames symbol invalid with some constant data
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Possibly an undocumented feature. . . icon_wink.gif
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:09 am    Post subject:
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So undocumented that it results in a syntax error saying it's invalid. icon_cry.gif
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don.leahy

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject:
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Interesting idea though.
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