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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Count of dataset
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Hi All,
Is any way to know the count of records in a dataset,if i dont have access to the dataset?
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Bipin Peter
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject:
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Depends, if it's VSAM then probably yes
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject:
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Depends, if it's VSAM then probably yes

I like the "probably" meaning the catalog must be updated. If not, a listcat will not show the exact count.

But what is the exact meaning of "access" here?
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if i dont have access to the dataset?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

You might talk with the storage management people.

They should be able to tell you how many blocks are on the file if it is a tape or how much space is used if it is a dasd file. From either you can calculate the approximate number of records on the file.

If you need an exact count, these will not provide an exact count. . .
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Count of dataset
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bipinpeter wrote:
..if i dont have access to the dataset?
If You don't have the access, stop thinking about that DSN..
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