Repeat Report Headers at the top of the page

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Repeat Report Headers at the top of the page

Post by mainframeman » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:54 pm

Is it possible to repeat report headers at the top of every printed page or if that is not possible repeat report header every 20 lines? If so, how is it done. All I have ever seen, is headers at the top of a report and then thousands of lines in some cases and no repeating of report headers. I am tying to complete a report with a requirement to repeat the headers.

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Post by Frank Yaeger » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:36 pm

DFSORT's OUTFIL statement lets you use three types of headers for reports as follows:

HEADER1 - report header. Appears once at the start of the report.
HEADER2 - page header. Appears at the top of every page.
HEADER3 (in SECTIONS) - section header. Appears at the top of every section.

So you can use HEADER2 for page headers. You can use LINES=n to control the number of lines per page. For example:

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     HEADER2=('This is line1 of the page header',/,
        'This is line2 of the page header')
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