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sathish1760

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Rewirting a variable block file in cobol
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Hi,
I am getting an abend while trying to rewrite a variable block file in cobol. Is it possible to perform rewrite operation in variable block files?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

When you post "it didn't work" all you do is waste everyone's time.

What did you try (show the select, fd, open, read/re-write) and describe what error occurred. If the error is in the jes output, post that output. Mention the vsam return code.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Rewirting a variable block file in cobol
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Hi,Please let us know the following thigs:
What is the abend code? Have you opened the file in I-O mode and was there a successful READ performed before going for the updation?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Rewirting a variable block file in cobol
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only if You do not change the record length
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Rewirting a variable block file in cobol
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Hello,
sathish1760 wrote:
Is it possible to perform rewrite operation in variable block files?
Variable or Fixed - rewrite actually does not discriminate on this basis, it's just rewrite. You need to post what had been asked many times.
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