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Usage of Alternate index in JCL

 
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Prabha
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Usage of Alternate index in JCL
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If my cobol program si suing Alternate index, then do we need to mention Alternate index dataset in JCL. Kindly help me out this. Also, when we use Path in JCL?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Your program will identify the index usage - no special mention in the JCL is needed.

Please clarify your question about PATH - what is it you want to know?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Usage of Alternate index in JCL
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I need to know about the usage of Path, when and where we use path ??
Pl help me..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject:
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The PATH connects the base cluster to the AIX.

All is explained in the IDCAMS manual, available from the manuals link above.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject:
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You supply the path of the alternate index and not the base cluster name in the JCL

eg.

If the base cluster's name is XXX.YYY.ZZZ and the path is XXX. YYY.PATH01 then if you are using AIX, you supply the path name but not the base cluster name in the JCL

//JOB..............
//EXEC PGM=A
//VSFILE1 DD DSN=XXX.YYY.PATH01,DISP=SHR
and not

//VSFILE1 DD DSN=XXX.YYY.ZZZ,DISP=SHR
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