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Re: I4GL compiled - problem with NEXT FIELD

Posted By: Doug Lawry
Date: Thursday, 29 June 2017, at 6:03 p.m.

Hi Daniel.

Known defect in I4GL:


We fixed it in the interim with an awk patch in c4gl to correct the generated ESQL-C.

Properly fixed in 7.51.FC1XD. Contact IBM to get the installer: I seem to remember it wasn't easily downloaded otherwise.

Doug Lawry

Sent: 29 Jun 2017 9:52 pm
Subject: I4GL compiled - problem with NEXT FIELD [4684]

Good day Informix gurus,

Last week (3-day week-end for us in Quebec), I have just finished migrating to
a new OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 server, running our Informix application on IDS

For reasons that are too long to describe here, some parts of our applications
are compiled with Informix-4GL RDS and other parts are compiled with
Informix-4GL C-compiled.

In the humonguous amout of testing that was done, there is an issue that we
are facing now that has never been picked during our testing phase and that is
jeopardizing that I may have to roll back.

The NEXT FIELD clause of the INPUT statement does not enforce the directive
that is speficied inthe clause.

Ex. Input A, B, C ... you input A, validate the value and NEXT FIELD to C if

In the RDS-compiled programs, the INPUT statement reacts exactly as it should
and as it always did.

In the C-compiled programs, the INPUT statement simply moves to the next field
in the input statement, no matter what... (thus ignoring the NEXT FIELD

What baffles us is that RDS works fine while the C-compiled counterpart is
acting up.

Is anyone aware of such bug in the 7.51.xC1 version?
Where could I look for known/reported bugs related to our version or to this
bug description?

ANy help or hints on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

A guy trying not to revert back to the old server or to an older version

Daniel Dansereau

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