Generic program name for reports

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It's helpful to have the actual program name on reports/screens when users have problems, but it requires the p/a remember to add this information and update it when copying code to new programs.

Simple solution: use the *proc field of the SDS. It's a 10 char field containing the program name.

D                SDS
D  ProgramName      *PROC
. . . .
O             ProgramName 


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  • *PROC is the main procedure, and the program name is in a different part of the SDS, etc. — Nick Hobson

This was first published in January 2002

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