Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

Access a VSAM file using a 18 byte key

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> JCL & VSAM
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
mrdinesh

New User


Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Posts: 21
Location: India

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Access a VSAM file using a 18 byte key
Reply with quote

Hi,

I am trying to access a VSAM file using a 18 byte key. But unfortunately only the last 6 bytes of the key is known to me. If i try to acces the VSAM file using that partial key will it create any problems?

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

William Thompson

Global Moderator


Joined: 18 Nov 2006
Posts: 3158
Location: Tucson AZ

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

The only access you can do will be a sequential scann of the entire file. Generic keys are only built from the leading bytes.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mrdinesh

New User


Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Posts: 21
Location: India

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply to: VSAM Key
Reply with quote

Thank u very much!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> JCL & VSAM All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts how to recover an uncataloged VSAM da... archanamuthukrishnan All Other Mainframe Topics 3 Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:18 pm
No new posts Underlying DB2 VSAM LDS - SMF recording vasanthz All Other Mainframe Topics 6 Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:20 am
No new posts Copy RECFM =VB TO FB file with RECL =... sahil41352 DFSORT/ICETOOL 3 Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:29 pm
No new posts Add PD field from 2nd file to PD in 1st Sushant Garje DFSORT/ICETOOL 6 Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:32 pm
No new posts File Aid to File Manager conversion murali3955 IBM Tools 4 Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:41 pm


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us