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acrajesh

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:45 pm
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I tried to insert the YYYYMM (Current Year and Month) value in a VB record file(LERCL = 2000, RECFM=VB). A particular record size is 88. The exact value to be inserted in that record is "CP=200906'. After insertion of the above given 9 character string, what happens is the last 9 characters are truncated?

Kindly help me onto this issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:48 pm
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did You change also the record length to he new value ??
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:28 pm
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No, it remains 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:34 pm
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review Your understanding of how variable length records work, please

the 2000 is the maximum logical record length, it is used/defined so that the program can properly allocate buffers for record processing

You should have defined in Your program an area 2000 bytes long

when You read/get the 88 bytes record, the length variable will contain 88

the record You try to build will be 88 + 9 ==> 97

You should change the record length var to 97 so that the write/put will write the correct record

/rant on
I wish that organization using VB record would give their employees proper training
all it takes is a handful of code snippets and samples
/rant off
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:42 pm
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thanks enrico,

if thats the case, then how to change the record length?

what happens is that there are so many records of different sizes and this happens to be of size 88 bytes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:43 pm
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I just told You icon_eek.gif

for every record the variable will contain the proper length
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:55 pm
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the language of reference is PLI. they are not capturing the record length anywhere in the code.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:56 pm
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hard to believe icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:05 pm
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or maybe i dont know where its captured. do u have any sample code to show.
thanks
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publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/IBM3LR50/12.0?SHELF=IBMSH350&DT=20061026145308

meditate on the record definition, should be a VARYING thing

a VARYING thing is structured as a 2 bytes binary length followed by data

Your buffer should be defined accordingly
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:12 pm
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acrajesh wrote:
or maybe i dont know where its captured. do u have any sample code to show.


Excuse me, shouldn't YOU be showing YOUR code?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:46 pm
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excuse me, we have ethics in practise. i am sure you understand.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:52 pm
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a better ethics would be to start doing a bit of work Yourself
I am sure You understand icon_cool.gif

and why not ask Your peers, You should not have any issue with them
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:56 pm
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thanks for your AWAKENING in this regard.
nice to see people like you in FORUM where we share and discuss things
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:57 pm
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follow on

I see from Your profile that Your only mainframe skill is Photography,
it would be wiser on Your side also to acquire some skill in IT related subjects
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:03 pm
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Thanks for your advice in this regard.
Its great to see such wise souls around, who answer everything apart from the question
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:07 pm
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Thanks for not giving any concrete ideas than FREE ADVICE
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:10 pm
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again.... did You care to look at the manual?
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