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Convert a Fixed Block file into Variable Block File

 
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bigcoolbudy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:43 am    Post subject: Convert a Fixed Block file into Variable Block File
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HI,

I have to convert a Fixed block file - RECFM=FB (record size is 150) into a variable block file - RECFM=VB, Could anyone help me to show the way how i can convert it.

Thanks for your help
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DavidatK

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:15 am    Post subject: Re: Convert a Fixed Block file into Variable Block File
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Hey Big Cool,

There are more than a couple of ways to accomplish this.

This one works for me.

Code:

//JS00100  EXEC PGM=IDCAMS               
//DDIN     DD DSN=YOUR.PS.FB150,       
//          DISP=SHR                     
//DDOUT    DD DSN=YOUR.PS.VB150,       
//          DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE),       
//          SPACE=(154,(1,1),RLSE),     
//          RECFM=VB,LRECL=154           
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                   
//SYSIN DD *                             
  REPRO IFILE(DDIN) OFILE(DDOUT)


Note that the LRECL is 150 + 4 = 154

Dave
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:30 am    Post subject:
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You can use DFSORT's FTOV parameter. For details, see the "FB to VB conversion" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/tricks/


Please don't post the same question in two different Forums.
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bigcoolbudy

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:27 am    Post subject:
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Hi DavidatK,

It works fine. Thanks for your prompt reply.
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