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M204.0185  Illegal use of fieldname variable

Two consecutive percentage signs, which are used to start fieldname variables, are used in an illegal context. If a SOUL statement produced the message, compilation continues but the request is not executed. If an IFFIND specification produced the message, the function returns a return code of 4.

Response: Check the statement(s) or IFFIND specification for proper use of field name variables, as described in Field name variables or Using field name variables.

Message attributes:

RETCODEO=0Sets online return code
RETCODEB=4Sets batch (single user) return code
CLASS=EError class; the message can be suppressed with the X'04' bit setting of the MSGCTL parameter
AUDITERWrites the message with line type ER to the audit trail
COUNTIncrements the error count (ERCNT) parameter
ECHODisplays the line that caused the error
COMPILECompilation error

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