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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:40 am    Post subject: Can we use value clause in REDEFINE
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hi friends,

can we use value clause in REDEFINE statment????

pls answer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re
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Redefining items should not have any VALUE clause. But Redefined item can have VALUE Clauses.

For example:

01 A PIC 9(4) VALUE 25.
01 B REDEFINES A PIC 9(2).

is Correct, but

01 A PIC 9(4) VALUE 25.
01 B REDEFINES A PIC 9(2) VALUE 12.

is wrong.

This is because, the second item doesn't have any memory, it uses the address of A.
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