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What is meant by dynamic file allocation in CICS

 
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sunitatprasad

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: What is meant by dynamic file allocation in CICS
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What is meant by dynamic file allocation in CICS?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:35 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Dynamic file allocation refers to the ability to allocate a file "on the fly" rather than having it pre-defined in JCL.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject:
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Dick, can you please eloborate this?
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Hello,

The really short version is that to do this, you issue commands not usually associated with standard application code.

If you search in the forums, you will find multiple topics about dynamic file allocation.

It is very rarely a good choice. It is another "feature" that while it may be done, there is usually no business reason to do it that way. It might be fun for a programmer to figure out how, but it will not usually be in the interest of any user (which is why most of us are working).
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