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How to create VSAM file (KSDS file) without having .data

 
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kiran_65

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:19 pm    Post subject: How to create VSAM file (KSDS file) without having .data
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Hi,

I want some help for the following scenario:

I want to create VSAM file of KSDS without having .data and .index.

Could you please help in creating the file using IDCAMS?

Thanks for the help in Advance.

Thanks
Kiran
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to create VSAM file (KSDS file) without having
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what You want is not what VSAM wants...
and I guess that VSAM is more assertive in its desires than You icon_cool.gif

a KSDS has by architecture three catalog entries..
and two vtoc entries
cluster component - catalog only
( the one You use on the dd statement )
Index component - catalog and vtoc
data component - catalog and vtoc

You might call them in any way You want but they will be always there
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:38 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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I want to create VSAM file of KSDS without having .data and .index.
As Mick Jagger told us many, many years ago, "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

What are you trying to accomplish? If you explain what you need/want to actually do (not how you want to accomplish it), someone may have a suggestion.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:05 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,

does that mean "I can't get no satisfaction " icon_lol.gif


Gerry
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject:
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Gerry, you're not having sympathy for the devil, are you?
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Hello,

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does that mean "I can't get no satisfaction "
Depends. . .

Possibly the most-recognized "riff/fill" in all of pop/rock music. . .


"Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name. . .".
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject:
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Wild horses couldn't keep me away ...............

But as for the OP - does he just mean that he doesn't want .DATA nd .INDEX as the component suffixes ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject:
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we can an vsam file without .data and .index by writing the following in the define parameter.

OWNER($IAM)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to create VSAM file (KSDS file) without having
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Of course, that means the dataset is IAM, not VSAM.
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