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To verify whether a file is a sequential or a VSAM thru JCL

 
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sanjay_mf

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: To verify whether a file is a sequential or a VSAM thru JCL
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Hi all,

Can anyone tell me the answer of this question....

"How to verify whether a file is a sequential file or a VSAM file just by looking into the Job"

-Sanjay
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject:
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Hi,
I don't think you can unless you have naming standards for VSAM files.


A dataset name is just a dataset name.


Gerry
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

I guess it is not possible, we can analyse thru program.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject:
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Hello Sanjay and welcome to the forums,

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"How to verify whether a file is a sequential file or a VSAM file just by looking into the Job"
With any degree of confidence, you cannot. There is no "magic bullet" that would identify vsam (or non-vsam files).

Several places i've been actually have the letters vsam in non-vsam dataset names. These are sometimes backups, conversion files, cross-system transfer files, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply to: To verify whether a file is a sequential or a VSAM
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Thanks everyone for the reply.
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