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RPG that outputs variable length fields in a fixed length record file.

RPG that outputs variable length fields in a fixed length record file.

RPG that outputs variable length fields in a fixed length record file.

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I have a program that needs to output a file with variable length fields and fixed length records.  Also, the fields need to be delimited by a hex character.  
 

RE: RPG that outputs variable length fields in a fixed length record file.

It looks to me like this isn't a true variable length field we're dealing with. So, in that case, simply define a DDS file with a single field in it, and concatenate the hex character as you go along.

For example (using hex 'FF' as the delimiter):

Record = Field1;
Record = %trim(record) + x'FF' + Field2;
...
Record = %trim(record) + x'FF' + Fieldx;
Write RecName;

In V5R3, the maximum length of a string (and, therefore, your record) is 65535 bytes.
 

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