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Difference between RECFM=FB and RECFM=FBA in DCB parameters

 
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anoopn1985

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Difference between RECFM=FB and RECFM=FBA in DCB parameters
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Hi,

What is the difference between RECFM=FB and RECFM=FBA in DCB parameters? Please help me..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply to: RECFM=FBA
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anoop,

check this link

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=4049&highlight=fba
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: RECFM=FBA
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Thanks Aaru..

But I cant understand the above link because it is not specified the difference between FB and FBA.

Pls help me..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply to: RECFM=FBA
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sameer,

I had pasted the wrong link in my prev post.

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http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=5034&highlight=fba
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply to: RECFM=FBA
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This should help.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: RECFM=FBA
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Thanks guys for your valid information..

I have one more doubt.. I found the following senetence in the link..

"Print after advancing three lines (triple-space). "

so it will take 3 bytes to represent advancing three lines.. How can the compiler identify whether the first three charactors are printer control characters or not? Some times we need to give the first 3 characters are spaces/blanks (but not printer control characters). rt?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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so it will take 3 bytes to represent advancing three lines..
No, this is incorrect.

Triple-space is represented in one byte.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject:
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You need to check your compiler options, ADV/NOADV affect how you define the output record in your program.
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