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pavankumarp

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: building alternate index for a VSAM file
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I have got a VSAM file in the system. I need to build an Alternate index file for that particular file.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject:
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: building alternate index for a VSAM file
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pavankumarp wrote:
Hi,
I have got a VSAM file in the system. I need to build an Alternate index file for that particular file.
Regards,
Pavan

Is there a question somewhere in here or merely a statement of intent
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

a VSAM file was deleted from the system. so we have created the VSAM file.but our job requires the AIX file of this particular VSAM file. So i need to build this particular AIX file. just wanted to know as to how it can be build.any utility? or do i need to do it through a job and if yes then please help me as to how it can be done

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject:
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Once the base cluster is built, load at least one record into the file. Use IDCAMS to build the alternate index -- manual link at the top of the page if you need to know the command options -- then relate the two and build the path. You reference the AIX through its path, not directly to the AIX name.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

In addition to reviewing the manual, suggest you find the idcams job that was initially used to define the file as well as any alternate indexes. This same jcl and control statements should be used to create the replacement vsam.
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