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Interface Work Areas for Logical Databases

The following statement declares an interface work area intended for use with logical databases only:

The statement NODES must be listed both in the database program of the logical database and in the executable program associated with the logical database. In the database program, NODES determines which data can be passed from the logical database. In the executable program, NODES determines the data received and also controls the creation of the selection screen of the logical database.

If flat structures are used, the statement TABLES can also be used.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


  • If you no longer use logical databases, then you no longer require the statement NODES.

  • If you still want to use logical databases, use NODES instead of TABLES. This specifies clearly that the interface is intended for logical databases.