Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix
If, in fact, there is a variably defined field, i believe the unload will genrate VB output (this happens with other than BMC also). Keep in mind that when a file is vb, space must be allowed for the rdw (record descriptor word). From my perspective, the vb/90 appears correct.
If you want to sort that file, remember to account for the rdw when you specify displacements within the record. If you read this file into a cobol program, the access method handles the rdw, but when you use sort, you must allow for it.