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aneeshco

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Natural equivalent of COBOL rewrite statement
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Hi,

Can anyone please tell if its possible to update a sequential file as in COBOL using REWRITE statement. if yes, please explain how?

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Aneesh.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Natural equivalent of COBOL rewrite statement
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I have no idea. However, I have no manual. Somewhere you must have access to a manual, which will give you the answer in a few minutes. Also once a colleague turns up to work. Have you googled?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Natural equivalent of COBOL rewrite statement
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Sequential files are processed with READ WORK and WRITE WORK statements. There is no REWRITE option.

In Natural, think of WORK/sequential files as tape files.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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if its possible to update a sequential file
It is a very bad practice to rewrite an input sequential file. Well managed environments will not permit this.

Why does someone believe rewriting this sequential file is acceptable?
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