Joined: 20 Oct 2006 Posts: 6967 Location: porcelain throne
use a db2 table (most shops call them RESTART). Using a sequential file (the closing and reopening is not necessary if it is qsam) is a 'stone wheel and hammer' approach for modern computer technology.
not really important but updation is not an english word/verb or a computer term. UPDATE (or update) is the word. Use all caps to indicate a DB2 table action if you wish.