Records are entered in one program and they need to be available to other programs before the first program ends. Programmer has used OVRDBF with force ratio 1 and RPGLE block(*no) in the past to accomplish this.
Environment is v7r1 RPG/400 and RPGLE. Many programs involved in legacy application, so complete rewrite or redesign is not practical. No commitment control or journalling in use.
For performance, we want to remove the force ratio 1 but still need the app to work.