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Difference between Sequential and ESDS files.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: Difference between Sequential and ESDS files.
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Hi all,

Can anyone pls specify the differences between sequential and ESDS files and also as to how they are handled.


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Sripriya.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Difference between Sequential and ESDS files.
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One difference lie in deletion of records, as you cant delete records from a VSAM ESDS file.

ESDS= Entry Sequenced Data Set i.e. without index. and it can only be accessed sequentially.
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