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[SOLVED] What is the continuation charactor?

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October 12, 2011, 07:44 AM
arsagg
[SOLVED] What is the continuation charactor?
Hi all,

I am reading dynamically from a flat file which has LRECL of 134, when I am using -READ FIL1 &PREV1 &PREV2 &PREV3 then to continue to read in the same order I need the continuation charactor which I am really not aware of.

Please advice.

Thanks

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October 12, 2011, 09:09 AM
Ian Dalton
Try ...

-READ FIL1 &PREV.Axx. &PREV2.Ayy.,
- ,&PREV3.Azz.

Should do the trick.


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October 12, 2011, 05:00 PM
Waz
You could also -READ the entire line, then split it with SUBSTR or EDIT.


Waz...

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October 14, 2011, 04:37 AM
Ian Dalton
Forgot to say that the end comma on line one and the start comma on line two (after the - ) are important.


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October 18, 2011, 09:41 AM
arsagg
quote:
Ian Dalton


Hi All,

Outstanding Ian! it worked.

Waz, I haven't tried as you have said, however I will certainly follow what you have said.

Thanks!


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