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this code:
-***************************
-* HEADER RECORD DEFINITION
-***************************
-* RECORD TYPE [3] 000 = HEADER RECORD & FILLER FOR [25] SPACES
-SET &REC_TYPE = '000 ';
-* HEADER TEXT [20] MUSE BE:GE STUDENT SUBMITTAL FOR SUBMITTAL BATCHES
-SET &HDR_TXT = 'GE STUDENT SUBMITTAL';

-* PUT THE HEADER REC TOGETHER
-* THIS LINE GENERATES AN ERROR, BUT APPEARS TPO WORK
-SET &HDR_REC = &REC_TYPE|&HDR_TXT;


-EXIT


generates this output/error:

-***************************
-* HEADER RECORD DEFINITION
-***************************
-* RECORD TYPE [3] 000 = HEADER RECORD & FILLER FOR [25] SPACES
-SET &REC_TYPE = '000 ';
-* HEADER TEXT [20] MUSE BE:GE STUDENT SUBMITTAL FOR SUBMITTAL BATCHES
-SET &HDR_TXT = 'GE STUDENT SUBMITTAL';
-* PUT THE HEADER REC TOGETHER
-* THIS LINE GENERATES AN ERROR, BUT APPEARS TPO WORK
-SET &HDR_REC = 000 GE STUDENT SUBMITTAL;
0 ERROR AT OR NEAR LINE 5 IN PROCEDURE mrheaderFOCEXEC *
(FOC295) A VALUE IS MISSING FOR: &REC_TYPE&HDR_TXT


and I have no idea why.

T^here are more fields I will need to concatenate to complete this record, but I always get an error when trying to concatenate a second amper variable. Is there a trick to combining two amper variables?

thx

Al

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Try this:

-SET &HDR_REC = '&REC_TYPE.EVAL&HDR_TXT.EVAL';
 
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Separate the Dialogue Manager variables with a single or double dot. I cannot remember whether you need just one or two dots.

&VAR1.&VAR2 or &VAR1..&VAR2


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Mickey

FOCUS/WebFOCUS 1990 - 2011
 
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The code also works if you put a space before and after the pipe:

-SET &HDR_REC = &REC_TYPE | &HDR_TXT;



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From my ever diminishing memory....

The concatenate without spaces used to work, pre dinosaurs.

Another case of code tightening ?

The two options that will work have been shown.

If you use a period, this indexes the variable, a double allows the two variable to be side by side without space between. This is used in -TYPE, -WRITE, DEFINEs and COMPUTEs, etc


Waz...

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Waz, Thanks for the clarification. Obviously I have a diminishing memory as well since I could not remember whether it was one or two dots. Smiler


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Thank Gerry for Focal Point, my backup memory.




Perhaps one day there will be an app for my phone. Smiler


Waz...

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Or perhaps we just need to have a phone for the current apps to run Big Grin At least I know I will eventually have to update mine Roll Eyes



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Every once in while the single contcat without spaces on either side would throw a "illegal use of GOTO" Once I figured out the cause of this message, I guessed it was coming from "deep down in the FORTRAN" never bothered to ask for confirmation from IBI.

Thinking about FORTRAN and WebFocus gives a hint how long I have been using (Web)Focus. The source code was been done in "C" for years and years.


Jim Morrow
Web Focus 7.6.10 under Windows 2003
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Jim, I'm almost afraid to ask how long....

There are quite a few long timers on the forum.

I wonder how many years of experience are on the forum ??

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I would dare to say that, at a minimum, EXPERIENCE/I4 would be required to represent that ... no?



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Lucklily an I4 is stored internally as a 4 byte integer, lots of space for a large number of years.



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