IFMORE (HLI function)
The conventions used on this page are described in Function call notation conventions.
- The IFMORE call (MORE) continues the IFGET function to retrieve more data from the current record.
- Thread type
- single cursor IFSTRT
- IFCALL function number
- Compile-only form
- IFCALL function number: 51
- Execute-only form
- IFCALL function number: 52
Specify the parameters in the syntax order shown above.
|RETCODE||[O,i,r] The Model 204 return code is the required first parameter. The code is a binary integer value.|
|BUFFER||[O,c,r] The buffer location is a required output parameter that specifies the address of the user's data area. The buffer contains the data returned by IFMORE for the fields that are defined by the EDIT_SPEC parameter, described below. Specify a character string.
Note: The data is placed in the data area from left to right. If parameters are being passed without dope vectors (IFSTRT language indicator = 2), the data is placed in the area as specified. No length checking is attempted because the Host Language Interface does not know the length of the data area.
|EDIT_SPEC||[I,c,r] The edit specification is a required input parameter that defines the fields that are to be returned from the specified record. The specification describes the format of the data that is returned at the buffer location (see BUFFER above).
Specify a character string using one of the following LIST, DATA, or EDIT format options:
LIST (fieldname list); DATA (fieldname list); DATA; EDIT (fieldname list) (edit formats); EDIT (fieldname list1) (edit format1) (fieldname list2) (edit format2);
fieldname list is required and specifies a field name or names. Specify elements in the fieldname list using one of the following options:
edit format is required in the EDIT specification and specifies a code or codes indicating the format of the data to be returned for the named field in the fieldname list-edit format pair.
See HLI: Field formatting options for HLI calls for a description of LIST, DATA, and EDIT formatting.
|MORE_NAME||[I,s,r/o] The name of the IFMORE compilation is an input parameter that is only required if using the Compiled IFAM facility (IFMOREC and IFMOREE). Model 204 saves the compilation using this name. Specify the name as unique and as a short character string. Any characters except the following are valid in the name: blank, comma, parenthesis, equal sign, or semicolon. A null value is equivalent to omitting the name parameter.|
|%VARBUF||[I,c,o] The variable buffer is an optional input parameter that addresses a data area, which accommodates up to 255 bytes of data per value.
The buffer contains values that are defined by the %VARSPEC parameter, below, to be assigned to %variables. Specify a character string. For information about %variables, see Using variables and values in computation.
|%VARSPEC||[I,c,o] The variable specification describes the format of the data that is contained in the %variable parameter, and it lists the %variables to be assigned. %VARSPEC specifies the contents of the variable buffer, described above. Specify a character string that follows a LIST, DATA, or EDIT syntax.
%VARSPEC is a required input parameter if %VARBUF is specified.
Use IFMORE to get more data from the current record after using IFGET. IFMORE does not affect the current set and does not change the current record. You can use IFMORE until you have completed all necessary operations on the current record.
Coding example (COBOL)
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 ARGS-FOR-CALL. 05 RETCODE PIC 9(5) COMP SYNC. 05 WORK-AREA-1 PIC x(256). 05 WORK-AREA-2 PIC X(256). . . . 01 SPEC-1 PIC X(64) VALUE EDIT (SSN,NAME,BDATE,SCDATE,GRADE,STEP) (A(9),A(30),2A(6),2J(2));'. 01 SPEC-2 PIC X(34) VALUE 'EDIT (STATUS,SALARY)(A(11),A(12));'. . . . PROCEDURE DIVISION. . . . CALL "IFGET" USING RETCODE, WORK-AREA-1, SPEC-1 IF GRADE IS EQUAL TO 9 THEN PERFORM GETMORE. . . . GETMORE. CALL "IFMORE" USING RETCODE, WORK-AREA-2, SPEC-2.