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guruguha

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Tool to calculate space parameters?
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Hi,
Is there any tool available to calculate the space parameters knowing the Volume(no. of records in the input file) and the LRECL of output?
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool to calculate space parameters?
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U can calculate the Space Parameter = No of records * record length, which gives u Total Bytes occupied by the File. From this u allocate the File using TRKS.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject:
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U can calculate the Space Parameter = No of records * record length, which gives u Total Bytes occupied by the File. From this u allocate the File using TRKS.

Almost ...............

Divide the LRECL into the optimum blocksize for the device you will allocate the dataset onto, 27998 for 3390, and divide by two. Incorrect - please see below.
This gives you the number of records per track.

Divide the total number of records by the number above to give you tracks.

Divide by 15 to get the number of cylinders required. Add 10 - 15% for contingency and growth, and there you go.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Check this link, not a tool still will be helpful

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/AM3IN001/1.3.1?SHELF=&DT=19930630180255&CASE=
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject:
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Updated, and corrected version

Divide the LRECL into the optimum blocksize for the device you will allocate the dataset onto, 27998 for 3390, and multiply the integer value by two.

This gives you the number of records per track.

Divide the total number of records by the number above to give you tracks.

Divide by 15 to get the number of cylinders required. Add 10 - 15% for contingency and growth, and there you go.

As a bonus, I usually use tracks for allocations LE 75 tracks, and cylinders for allocations above 75 tracks.
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