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How to create VSAM file with multiple keys

 
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subinraj

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: How to create VSAM file with multiple keys
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Hi,

I have a file with the following layout.
01 File.
05 WS-A PIC X(05).
05 FILLER PIC X(25).
05 WS-B PIC X(10).

Is it possible to define a VSAM KSDS cluster using WS-A and WS-B as the keys. If yes please give me the syntax.

Thanks in advance,
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to create VSAM file with multiple keys
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No!

for a vsam KSDS or AIX the key must be a contiguous number of chars

read the manual
( link at top of the page, scroll down, the manual is VSAM services )
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subinraj

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the reply
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Thanks for the quick response
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Do you want one key of both field a and field b or do you want a primary key of field a and an alternate key of field b?

As Enrico said, you cannot do the first.

If you wanted 2 keys with one field each, you could do that. . .
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject:
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hello,

I wanted was the primary key using both WS-A and WS-B which is not possible as you said.
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