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Hi,
I am using FILEDEF multiple times to write a report output to multiple locations. Is there a way i can send the output to multiple locations by running it once rather than running it each time for each loaction.
Here is how i am doing

-SET &FIL_NM = 'FLNM_' || '&YYMD' || '&TOD' ;

FILEDEF &FIL_NM.EVAL DISK /app/ibi/apps/folder1/&FIL_NM.EVAL...PDF

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR
COUNTRY
MODEL
BY CAR NOPRINT
ON TABLE HOLD AS &FIL_NM.EVAL FORMAT PDF
END

FILEDEF &FIL_NM.EVAL DISK /app/ibi/apps/folder2/&FIL_NM.EVAL...PDF

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR
COUNTRY
MODEL
BY CAR NOPRINT
ON TABLE HOLD AS &FIL_NM.EVAL FORMAT PDF
END

FILEDEF &FIL_NM.EVAL DISK /app/ibi/apps/folder3/&FIL_NM.EVAL...PDF

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR
COUNTRY
MODEL
BY CAR NOPRINT
ON TABLE HOLD AS &FIL_NM.EVAL FORMAT PDF
END
Thanks

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If you are copying to APP folders, there is an APP COPYF command that can be used. I haven't actually used it, but the syntax is probably something like this:

-SET &FIL_NM = 'FLNM_' || '&YYMD' || '&TOD' ; 

FILEDEF &FIL_NM.EVAL DISK /app/ibi/apps/folder1/&FIL_NM.EVAL...PDF

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR
COUNTRY
MODEL
BY CAR NOPRINT
ON TABLE HOLD AS &FIL_NM.EVAL FORMAT PDF
END
-RUN

APP COPYF folder1/&FIL_NM.EVAL folder2/&FIL_NM.EVAL
APP COPYF folder1/&FIL_NM.EVAL folder3/&FIL_NM.EVAL


Otherwise, you can call the OS COPY command, but will need to provide full pathing.


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I agree with Dan.

Create the PDF, and copy.


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Dan's approach is the efficient way to go.

quote:
If you are copying to APP folders, there is an APP COPYF command that can be used.


It seems from your sample code as if you are indeed creating your files in APP folders but even if that was not the case, you can always define one on the fly by using APP MAP and then it should be available to any other APP command.

...
APP MAP tmp_folder /not_in_ibi_apps/tmp_folder
APP COPYF folder1/&FIL_NM tmp_folder/&FIL_NM



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You can use the HOLD command after the TABLE. See the following:
-* File wf_dev01.fex
FILEDEF PDF1 DISK PDF1.PDF
FILEDEF PDF2 DISK PDF2.PDF
FILEDEF PDF3 DISK PDF3.PDF
TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT COUNTRY
ON TABLE HOLD AS PDF1 FORMAT PDF
END
HOLD AS PDF2 FORMAT PDF
HOLD AS PDF3 FORMAT PDF
-RUN
! DIR *.PDF


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Not sure if the subsequant hold will work as expected for all TABLE FILES.

You would need to test to be positive.


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It should.
Of course if you used TABLEF it wouldn't because the internal matrix is not generated.
Also, there was a time (many years ago) when a COMPUTE using LAST would not be re-initialised. But if I recall, this was fixed.


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That was probably what I was remembering.


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