Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix
Do you have your cobol OPEN problem resolved?
As this appears to be a topic about cobol/vsam, i'll move it to COBOL and you will probably get more responses there.
For starters, if you want to open the file and read it, your open will be like an OPEN for a qsam (PS) file.
If you post your SELECT, FD, and OPEN, as well as any diagnostic info from the compile, we will be able to offer suggestions. Please copy/paste and use the "Code" tab at the top of the reply panel. This will make your info much more easily readable.