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dpkeee

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: partial key in vsam file
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Hi,

I have a vsam file, with key as store po and store name.
I know only the store PO.
So i want to use partial key concept of vsam files to do it. Can any body tell me where can i get the code for this.

Thanks,
dpkeee
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Jerry

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Dpkee,

There is a read with generic read option in CICS.

READ FILE(filename) INTO(data-area) LENGTH(n) RIDFLD(key) KEYLENGTH(n) GENERIC

Would this help.
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prashantshinde

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject:
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hi,
I think u can use partial key in VSAM-cobol prog.
it will retrieve all the records which contain that partial key as their initial part of key , like:
supose partial key is 101*
then it will retieve all records like..
10123
10127
10180...etc.
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