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ESDS file manipulation in CICS

 
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Naresh chinthaneppu

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: ESDS file manipulation in CICS
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My ESDS file has 20 records of variable length. I want to rewrite 8th record information in my CICS program. But I don't know its RBA.

Is it possible?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject:
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Read past the first seven and learn the eight's RBA?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject:
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It solves my problem temporarily. But what if there are some 1000 records and I want to rewrite some nth record content?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject:
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Have you considered a relative record definition?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject:
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Relative record datasets were of fixed length.....But here my file is variable length record type.....i want to proceed with ESDS only....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject:
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Naresh chinthaneppu wrote:
Relative record datasets were of fixed length
Huh? RRDS can be variable.....
Well, unless you can overlay the ESDS with an AIX, you are probably stuck with the read n records.....
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Thanks dude.....now i am clear...
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