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Marso

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:28 pm
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My macro can be run in two ways:
From the command line:
Code:
Command ===> MYMACRO

From a REXX program:
Code:
"VIEW DATASET("ds") MACRO(MYMACRO)"


In the first case, everything work fine,
in the second case I receive message ISRE310:
Code:
COMMAND IN ERROR . : UP MAX                                   
                                                               
Initial macro error                                           
The macro command entered is not allowed from an initial macro.


One way to fix this is to pass a "hidden" parameter in my REXX program:
no parameter: command line, parameter found: initial macro.

Another way would be for the macro to ask "do I run as an initial macro?"
However I haven't found any Edit Macro statement that answers that (IMACRO tells me NONE in both cases)
Did I miss it ?
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prino

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:08 pm
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In what context do you issue the "UP MAX"? Wouldn't it be possible to replace it by a "locate .zf"?
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Marso

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:12 pm
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The macro adds a few notelines at the top of the file with "LINE_BEFORE .ZF = NOTELINE (MyNote)"
Doing LOCATE .ZF places me on line 1 and the notelines are hidden.

Another way to solve my little problem would be to do UP MAX only if cursor line is not 1.
(funnily, it doesn't help if line 1 is actually the cursor line...)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:19 pm
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And what about a "locate 0"? In normal edit it does work, right now I cannot test it from a macro.
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Marso

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:36 pm
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"LOCATE 0" works in both cases.
Thanks Robert! Good thinking!
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