I'm wondering what's the reason behind the restrictions on reference-only buffers.
remove the comment // to get the errors
define temp-table t-refonly reference-only
field tro_id as int.
run bind.p(table t-refonly bind).
//do for t-refonly: end.
//define parameter buffer bt-refonly for t-refonly.
** Illegal nested block statement reference to table t-refonly. (243) ** Could not understand line 5. (196)
I wanted to to add the strong scoping to prevent usage of the default buffer, this works for other buffers but not for a bound temp-table.
Cannot use REFERENCE-ONLY buffer t-refonly as BUFFER parameter. (14303) ** Could not understand line 9. (196)
I"'m in the process of replacing a shared temp-table with a temp-table that is maintained by an object. In order to make the changes to legacy code minimal I have provided a bind method that gives the legacy code access to the temp-table. Now I still have to rewrite half of the code because of this buffer parameter restriction.
All code using the temp-table binds to the same temp-table instance.
With the BIND option, not only the temp-table but also the buffer is shared between different routines. So a find on the temp-table in the called routine would make it available as well in the calling routine.
So I think the first error makes sense since a reference to the buffer is (implicitly) made by using the BIND option outside the 'do for' block.
I am not sure why it is not possible to create a parameter buffer for a bound temp-table, but it is still possible to create a normal buffer for a bound temp-table. So maybe you can accomplish what you are trying to reach by doing a find on this buffer after the temp-table was send with the BIND option:
find bt-refonly where rowid(bt-refonly) = rowid(t-refonly).