Using Pipes to Assign Filenames When Using the Vision File Handler

When assigning filenames, you cannot use certain pipes to assign a filename in the ASSIGN clause of the SELECT statement if you are using the Vision file handler.
The ACUCOBOL-GT syntax of assigning a file using the -P, -D, and -F syntax is not supported in Enterprise Developer; for example:
select test-file assign to "-P %TMP% cmd /c dir *.* > %TMP%"
select test-file assign to "-P ls *"

If your applications use this syntax, you should remove it from your SELECT statements.

For more information on the pipes that are supported, read Programming > File Handling > File Handling Guide > Filenames > Setting Up Pipes.