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FILEDEF XXX DISK XXX.txt

Where the XXX.txt will be placed by deafult, if the exact location on the disk is not specified

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A folder in EDATEMP related to the agent number which is being used to execute the process. The folder is cleared when the agent process is complete.

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If you need to keep these files then
SET TEMPERASE=OFF
in your fex.


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SET TEMPERASE=OFF

Indeed it will, but then all subsequent processes that use that agent will be subject to the same setting. This could result in a large number of files building up (if your agent refresh is defaulted to 100).

One downside of this is that if one of your hold files fails and you have no error checking for zero records, your process could continue and use an existing file left lurking because of the TEMPERASE setting.

Because each successive execution by a single fex is not guaranteed to pick the same agent you can also not rely upon using SET TEMPERASE = OFF in your next process.

So be aware of the down side of that setting before you use it.

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If you need the file after the agent session finishs, then specify a path.

Either physical path or app directory.

You could also specify this in an amper variable and centralise the setting.


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You might find the WHENCE command useful.


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Use below lines of code to see the current temporary path used by that agent.
-SET &TEMPPATH=TEMPPATH(80,'A80');
-TYPE &TEMPPATH

Note: each and every execution may take different agent and hence different temp path.
 
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