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I use DEFINES in masters all the time. They may go away with a JOIN CLEAR *, but as soon as you reference the master file again, they are back. Also, something I'm pretty sure was fixed a number of years ago, is that if you use the master in a recursive JOIN and use the TAG attribute the DEFINE respects the TAG now. When they first came out with putting DEFINEs in master, FOCUS/WebFOCUS would get all confused when referencing a DEFINEd field in a recursive JOIN.
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