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Siddharth4v

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: VSAM allocation in Assembler
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Hi,
Can somebody help me out on "how to allocate a VSAM file" from an assembler program. I actually want to dynamically create a VSAM file from an application program written in assembler.
I'm only able to get how to read and write to an existing VSAM file. I'm not getting how to allocate a VSAM from an assembler program.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject:
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One option is to call program IDCAMS after building the SYSIN data "cards" in your main program. The DFSMS Access Methods Services for Catalogs manual has an Appendix showing a program invoked IDCAMS sample.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: VSAM allocation in Assembler
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Siddharth4v wrote:
Hi,
Can somebody help me out on "how to allocate a VSAM file" from an assembler program. I actually want to dynamically create a VSAM file from an application program written in assembler.
I'm only able to get how to read and write to an existing VSAM file. I'm not getting how to allocate a VSAM from an assembler program.


May I ask the need to build a dynamic VSAM file in flight ?

Have you considered the problems that this may cause for the prod support people who will have no record in their JCL of where the file is created.

I have come across this before and it really is a PUTA for those that have to support the end product.
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