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Re: Open/Close/DCB

Postby BillyBoyo » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:27 pm

Sorry, the appearence of your reply inexplicably failed to set off my pager :-)

We get to look at questions when we can, and answer those we can/want. There is no point in prompting for replies, it is more likely to have the reverse effect.

I am genuinely sorry for initially dismissing your problem as the misplaced continuation indicator. I didn't know that the Code tags would do that.

When you get an error message you are unfamiliar with and cannot understand in its own right, then you have to look at the full description of that message in the supporting documentation for the product. This is no matter what particular software you are using.

Like Dick, I have not used this Assembler product, so echo his suggestion. I tried a quick google, but no immediate help to me. It might be worth you trying, and especially when you know a bit more about the error if it persists.

Maybe at the same time, "isolate" the first OPEN in a seperate program (copy, then remove all the code which is not needed for the OPEN and assembly to work).

If still stuck, let us know what you have tried, and we can think again. Maybe with the Code tag problem with the Xs, delete blanks in front so that they appear on the same line at the extreme right of the Code box, and mention that.

Let us know, whether you resolve it or your problem continues.

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Re: Open/Close/DCB

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:39 pm

I' m still not sure how to handle the open statement. Can you point out what it is I'm not understanding, or give me a good URL, or location found from the URL, such that I understand how I'm screwing up

I am not sure about Your reading and understanding skills :evil:
my first reply gave You ...
the link to the manual where the OPEN and the other <data management> macros are described
a hint about the format of the OPEN macro usage
and You disregarded both informations .

the z390 assembler suite will assemble and run correctly any properly written zOS assembler program. as far as
- input format
- macros used
-macro availability

- there might be some differences about the parms used but pretty simple to understand

- the only thing to <beware> is how to get hold of the zOS macros,
- both from a legal/copyright point of view and where to get them

- the <older> MVS 3.8 macros are freely available and work well

all is explained clearly in the z390 documentation
what happened when You tried to run the z390 samples ???
When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser,
so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort

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Re: Open/Close/DCB

Postby RISCCISCInstSet » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:30 am

@everyone Thanks for your consideration of and responses to my query.
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Re: Open/Close/DCB

Postby RISCCISCInstSet » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:44 am

Also: I think I have my issue straight now.
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