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SHAREOPTIONS(1,x): One user can have the dataset open for read/write access or any number of user for read only
SHAREOPTIONS(3,x): Any number of user can have the dataset open for both, read & write access .
The share options of a VSAM data set are specified as a parameter for an IDCAMS DEFINE CLUSTER that creates a new data set. They show how a component or cluster can be shared among users.