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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: How to open a FLAT file in Easytrieve
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Dear All,
Do we have separate OPEN for VSAM and Flat file in Easytrieve.
I have a program which reads a VSAM file.
When I copied the VSAM file to a flat file and used the same easytrive prog with my new Flat file
its giving an error A011 VSAM - OPEN ERROR- CODE 188(BC)

Can anyone help me in this... How shall I open a FLAT file.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Just as in COBOL, you cannot use a vsam file definition for a flat file.

If you change the easytrieve file definition to match the flat file, it should work.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to open a FLAT file in Easytrieve
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Hi,

Did you check reference manuls ?

Incase of sequential files we need to use FB instead VS - File declaration

To access those sequential dataset, we have 2 approaches
1) Use JOB (INPUT) for auto read statement
2) You can use GET statement to manually read recs

Try reading manuals, you will get proper syntax for these.

Thanks,
-Kapil.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks all ........
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