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how does AMODE(24) and RMODE(24) limit the size of file

 
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kalukakkad

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: how does AMODE(24) and RMODE(24) limit the size of file
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I am not sure how would AMODE and RMODE would affect the size of my input sequential file to a COBOL program.

Can anybody explain this?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:48 am    Post subject: Re: how does AMODE(24) and RMODE(24) limit the size of file
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kalukakkad wrote:
I am not sure how would AMODE and RMODE would affect the size of my input sequential file to a COBOL program.
I'm not sure it would, what makes you think it will?
Since you are reading a file, you will see each record one at a time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: how does AMODE(24) and RMODE(24) limit the size of file
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seems strange to me too, but this was a question asked by one of my colleagues and i could not relate how will that affect.

Thanks William..i think you are right. There is no connection betwen the two.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:17 am    Post subject:
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kalukakkad,

Other than some "strange" attempt to imply records greater in length than 24 bits can hold, sounds like a "trick question"....
BUT, if you find another answer, Please post it, I am ALWAYS looking for answers....

Bill
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