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What is the differense between FB file and FBM file

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: What is the differense between FB file and FBM file
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Can any one say the difference between FB file abd FBM file
and the difference between FB and FBA file
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject:
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The better queston is what is the difference between FBA and FBM?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: YES
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Would you tell me the difference
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject:
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A or M can be coded with any record format, such as: RECFM=FBA
A indicates that the record contains ISO/ANSI device control characters.
M indicates that the records contain machine code control characters.
Here, you can read for yourself: Coding RECFM for BSAM, EXCP, and QSAM Access Methods
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RECfm=format Specifies the record format of a data set. Valid record formats are: F, FA, FB, FBA, FBM, FM, U, V, VA, VB, VBA, VBM, and VBS. These record formats have the following meanings:

F Fixed record length
V Variable record length
U Undefined record length
B Blocked records
S Spanned records
A Records contain ISO/ANSI control characters
M Records contain machine code control characters.

FB - fixed block
FBA same but contains ISO/ANSI control characters
FBM contains machine code control characters
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