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WRITE - direct formatted

WRITE - direct formatted

When WRITE is used to write data to a direct formatted file, the following specifiers are associated with the statement:

UNIT=<value>
<value> specifies the unit number. The keyword and equals sign are optional if it is the first item in the list.

FMT=<string or label>
Specifes the format for the data to be written. The keyword and equals sign are optional if it is the second item in the list.

REC=<value>
<value> specifies the record number to start writing to.

IOSTAT=<variable>
<variable> will contain zero if the operation was successful, otherwise a positive value to indicate an error, -1 to indicate EOF or -2 to indicate EOR.

ERR=<label>
<label> specifies a label to go to in the event of an error.

 

 

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