Joined: 31 Aug 2005 Posts: 39 Location: St Paul,MN
The number of records of a file in DASD is calculated by the following formula
(no: of tracks * 56664)/LRECL of the file = number of records.
No: of tracks allocated to the file can be found out by giving an S next to the dataset in the selection panel
56664 is the number of bytes in a Track
LRECL is the record length of the file.
If the file is in TAPE, then
number of records = (block size * block count)/LRECL
This is an approximate number because the last block mite not be full.