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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 20, 2020

Update RLA to check external DS RCDFMT, not File Name

When using Record Level Access (RLA) with an externally described data structure, RPG compiler throws a RNF7595 if the file used to define the data structure has a different name than the file being accessed. The downside of this is that different data structures have to be defined for the physical and every logical defined over it, even if they all have the exact same record format.

Use Case:

Physical - TestIOP:

TIKEY 3A COLHDG('Key' 'Field')

Logical - TestIOL:




CHAIN '123' TestIOL IOData;

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 25, 2020

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    While the record formats for some logical files are identical to the physical files, this is not always the case.

    It would be very complex for the compiler to determine that the record format used to define a data structure was both related-to and identical-to the record format for the I/O operation. At this time, implementing this enhancement would require too much development resource.

  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2020

    Attachment (Use case): Compiler Error