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Declare and use a VSAM KSDS in a cobol subroutine

 
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srinut123

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Declare and use a VSAM KSDS in a cobol subroutine
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HI
Can we declare and use a VSAM KSDS in a cobol subroutine?
I passed the VSAM file to the calling program in JCL, but im unable to open/read that file in the subroutine?

Please help
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Declare and use a VSAM KSDS in a cobol subroutine
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srinut123,
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Can we declare and use a VSAM KSDS in a cobol subroutine?
...YES you can.
What is the error that you are facing while opening the file.Post your JCL ,FD and Select entries of your Program.I hope you are pointing to the correct DD names.
WTF.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Declare and use a VSAM KSDS in a cobol subroutine
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Review the EXTERNAL attribute in the applicable COBOL Language Reference and Programming Guide.

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