rpg d specs

How to declare an array as follows in free form D specs?
D  fileNameI                               5i 0 Dim(3)      
D                                                         Overlay(fileNameIDS)
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hardrock95Author Commented:
This is what I would actually like to duplicate.
D  fileNameIDS    DS            
D  ds1Null                                     5i 0
D  ds2Null                                      5i 0
D  ds3Null                                     5i 0
D  fileNameI                               5i 0 Dim(Number of columns in table)      // In this example 3
D                                                         Overlay(fileNameIDS)
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Example 14 in this IBM Technote explains this one.  This technote and the documentation I pointed you to earlier have lots of examples of the new free-form definition slecs:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/library/i-ibmi-rpg-support/

- Gary
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tliottaCommented:
     dcl-s dsNull_t int( 5 ) template;
     dcl-ds fileNameIDS;
       ds1Null like(dsNull_t);
       ds2Null like(dsNull_t);
       ds3Null like(dsNull_t);
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       dsnnNull like(dsNull_t);

      fileNameI like(dsNull_t) dim( nn ) pos(1);
     end-ds; 

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The fileNameI array is just a sub-field of the fileNameIDS data structure. You simply use POS(1) to place its definition over the first position of the DS.

You don't have to use a TEMPLATE to define all of the sub-fields. You can put data type and size on each individual sub-field if you'd prefer. A TEMPLATE puts the definition in a single location.

Tom
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