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Why is it that we use only fixed length records in RRDS

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Why is it that we use only fixed length records in RRDS
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Why is it that we use only fixed length records in RRDS.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply to: VSAM
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in the RRDS organization records are identified by their Relative Record number

but the VSAM access is by RBA Relative Byte Address,

so in order to calculate correctly the RBA the record length must be fixed

RBA = ( record_number - 1 ) * record_length
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