The $Currec function returns an integer equal to the internal number of the current record.
At the beginning of a request, $Currec is set to minus one, an invalid record number.
At the beginning of each pass through a For Each Record loop, $Currec is set to the record number of the record to be processed in that pass. When the For loop is exited, because all records have been processed or because a Loop End or Jump statement has been encountered, $Currec is restored to its value prior to the For statement.
$Currec takes no arguments.
Be aware of these facts when using $Currec:
- A Store Record statement resets $Currec to the record number of the newly stored record. If the Store Record statement is issued inside of a For Record loop, $Currec retains the stored record number until the next pass through the For loop or until the next Store Record statement. If the Store Record statement is issued outside of a For Record loop, $Currec will retain the stored record number until the next Store Record or the next For Record loop.
- An alternative to $Currec is the RecordNumber function used against a Record object. The RecordNumber function returns the record number of the current record being processed in a For loop, and that record number does not change when a Store Record statement is evaluated.
- In a record loop on the records of a Sort statement, $Currec is set to the record number of the record from which the temporary sort copy was made.
- Record numbers are not unique within a file group. The number returned by $Currec is valid only in reference to the file from which the record came.
This request prints the record number of a new record:
BEGIN GET.RECS: FIND ALL RECORDS END FIND FOR 5 RECORDS IN GET.RECS PRINT 'THE INTERNAL RECORD NO IS ' WITH $CURREC END FOR END
Also, as of Model 204 version 7.5, the For Record Number statement accepts an expression after it, for example:
IN FILE CLAIMS STORE RECORD ... END STORE IN FILE CLAIMS FRN $CURREC ... END FOR