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shrivatsa
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Difference between FB and FBA
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me the difference between FB and FBA?
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Difference between FB and FBA
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Check any one of these previous posts on this topic:

http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=3621
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=5034
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=4537
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=10347
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=10355
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject:
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In RECFM subparameter of DCB parameter the 'A' constant means: the data set contains the ASA print control parameter. It be a print data set. The print data set can write to magnetic diviceses to backup or this data sets can be print later. If you have any question about this , you can send me an mail.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:00 am    Post subject:
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Hi I know the first character contains carriage control for FBA.
Does this mean one cant write in the first byte of the output file/report and leave that empty for FBA?
I had my output report as Fb earlier and written from 1st byte..but now it has been changed to FBA.Should I have to change the program?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject:
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Even if I give the RECFM as FB my output file is getting created as FBA thus making the output file 1 byte bigger. Any ways to avoid this ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject:
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What program or utility are you using to output the file?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Either change the code that writes the file or after it is created, copy it to the desired attributes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject:
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nelson.pandian wrote:
Even if I give the RECFM as FB my output file is getting created as FBA thus making the output file 1 byte bigger. Any ways to avoid this ?
The file definition within the program code overrides any value you code in the JCL. Is this your problem?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:46 am    Post subject:
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If the file was written using COBOL and the WRITE with ADVANCING verb was used, check the compiler option ADV (see Programming Guide).
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