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dipanshu

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Random search in file
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Hi All,

Can we search a file in random mode on the basis of Partial key.

Say the key length in Vsam file is of 40
and I only want to search for the last 10 characters of the key

ie move '0123456789' to key(31:10)
read <file1>

It it possible

Thanks,
Dipanshu
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:38 am    Post subject: Re: Random search in file
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Dipanshu.

I believe the only way to do that is to define a secondary key for that location.

Dave
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject:
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ya only with the help of alternate key...........we can solve out this.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Random search in file
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Hi shivani,

Many thanks 4 reply,

Could u or anyone please elaborate the above reply.

Thanks Dipanshu
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: alternate key on vsam file
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alternate key on vsam is Alternate Index.
Define AIX on your VSAM file. Find below the format:

EXAMPLE.AIX - your alternate index
EXAMPLE.KSDS2 - your base VSAM file

//DEFAIX1 JOB ...
//STEP1 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=A
//SYSIN DD *
DEFINE ALTERNATEINDEX -
(NAME(EXAMPLE.AIX) -
RELATE(EXAMPLE.KSDS2) -
MASTERPW(AIXMRPW) -
UPDATEPW(AIXUPPW) -
KEYS(3 0) -
RECORDSIZE(40 50) -
VOLUMES(VSER01) -
CYLINDERS(3 1) -
NONUNIQUEKEY -
UPGRADE) -
CATALOG(USERRCAT/USERUPPW)
/*

NOTE: You can refer the below link for more help.
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/dgt1v403/CCONTENTS

-kommana
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