this shop is a syncsort shop and i found out the hard way. After trying to use RESIZE and getting frustrated I thought there must be a way around it. The records I had to break down had an OCCURS Clause of 50. I was typing away trying to get the exact byte count and place it into my build and I was making a lot of mistakes. I ended up researching this wonderful forum and found my way to SEQNUM and REPEAT=.
This worked great after getting the syntax errors debugged.
I finally got my cards output to where I can drag them into my next go around with COBOL Occurs.
they look like this...
Thanks madmartinsoxx, already suggested it to someone (they may not look at it).
Here's my take on it, with symbols/SYMNAMES:
IN-RA-ID,=,2,CH # = GETS START OF PREVIOUS FIELD
SKIP,22 # LIKE A FILLER
SKIP,76 # LIKE A FILLER
IN-RA-OCCURS01,*,30,CH # * GETS FIRST POSITION AFTER PREVIOUS FIELD