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Blocksize omitted in COBOL but mentioned in JCL ?

 
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niks_jude
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Blocksize omitted in COBOL but mentioned in JCL ?
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If we do not mentioned block contains clause in COBOL, this would mean the file is considered unblocked. If I mention blocksize > 0 in JCL, would the OS consider this file as blocked or unblocked?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject:
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And when you ran the program, what happened?
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I need to check this but I belive this would be at the system level and we would be unable to see if the file was considered blocked or unblocked?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:43 pm    Post subject:
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Go into ISPF 3.4, put an "I" line command in front of the dataset name, if the lrecl equals the blocksize it is unblocked. Anyone should be able to do this.
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