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Define combination of two fields as a key in vsam ksds

 
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vishalbshah

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Define combination of two fields as a key in vsam ksds
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This is my record structure

01 INTERFACE-RECORD.
05 ACCOUNT-NUMBER PIC X(17).
05 ACCOUNT-TYPE PIC X(03).
05 ICS-TRAN-CODE PIC 9(06).
05 TRANS-AMOUNT PIC 9(08)V99.
05 ICS-SEQUENCE-NUMBER PIC 9(10).

This is a flat file and i want make one vsam with
ACCOUNT-NUMBER and ICS-SEQUENCE-NUMBER as a key how can i write two lengths and two offsets in the KEYS parameter while defining a cluster. [/b]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Define combination of two fields as a key in vsam ksds
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If changing of the record layout is OK then move the required fields together from the first (move ICS-SEQUENCE-NUMBER to the 2 colum in your record layout) and specify key as total length of two fields(27bytes). This fulfills yourrequirement.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject:
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He's right, no split keys allowed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Define combination of two fields as a key in vsam ksds
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Hi Malik,

i thought of this way i just wanted to know if any other option is possible so as you are saying no split keys allowed the i left with only one option.
that is same as you suggest

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Vishal
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