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M204.0908  Name list syntax error

The field or %variable name list following DATA, EDIT, or LIST in an IFGET, IFMORE, IFPUT, or IFCTO call, or a %variable specification, has invalid syntax. One of the following errors causes this message:

  • The name list does not start with a left parenthesis.
  • The right parenthesis is missing.
  • An occurrence subscript is specified incorrectly.
  • A %variable name is not defined or does not start with %.

The call returns a code of 4.

Response: Consult the function description to correct the name list, and retry.

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

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