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neo_yodha

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: different record formats
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Hi all,
what is the difference between different record formats i.e, F, FB, V , VB.
particularly, what is the difference between FB and FBA in VSAM.

please answer this,
thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: different record formats
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F = indicates that the records are fixed length.
V = indicates that the records are variable length.
B = indicates that the records are blocked.
A = indicates that the records contain ISO/ANSI device control characters.
S = indicates that a record can span more than one block.

See the z/OS V1R7.0 MVS JCL Reference


There is no such concept of FB or FBA in VSAM. VSAM records are either of a fixed length or of a variable length.
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