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Tables / Arrays ...

Tables / Arrays ...

(OP)
Hi

Guessing this kind of thing has been used by many COBOL programmers.


There is a TABLE of 10-digit numbers.
User enters (ACCEPT) how many such numbers they require.

an ARRAY of 5 x 2-digit RANDOM numbers is loaded.

That ARRAY ( 10-digits ) will be added to the TABLE.


Seems easy enough, but DUPLICATES in an ARRAY need to be prevented.

I suspect (hope) there might be an algorithm that will cope
with this in one go ??? ponder


Thanks in advance. thumbsup2

cheers bigsmile



RE: Tables / Arrays ...

Write the values to an indexed file that is indexed by the values. Any duplicate value will cause a data exception, the duplicate will not be written to the file. Once all values have been written to the file, use the file to load the table.

Steve

RE: Tables / Arrays ...

400+ lines? I did it in rexx in 131 although I was using spf/pro to display the results so that would be about 150 lines all in if displaying to console. I will have to do that change as SPF/Pro does not seem to work under Win 10.


Nic

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