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vsvsankar

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:03 am    Post subject: Alternate index vs Base Cluster
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Hi,

My question is why an alternate index cannot be defined on a base cluster coded with REUSE option.I tried the search engines but couldnt figure out the reason.Can anyone plz provide me with the apt reason.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:19 am    Post subject:
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REUSE parm of DEFINE command erases all data on ANY open command.
ALTERNATE INDEXES allow data to be accessed thru an alternate key.
I don't see any point in making a temporary cluster accessible thru an
alternate key (on which any or next open command will erase all data).

BUT , did u have any error message trying to achieve this ?
plz post them, we will be able to investigate further.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: Thanks
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Hi,
Thanks bluebird for your prompt response.I dont remember what error i got.But i'll certainly let you know abt it when i code it again.

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Vijai
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:18 am    Post subject: Alternate index vs Base Cluster
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Hi Bluebird,

When i tried to define an alternate index on base cluster coded with reuse option i got the error as "invalid relate object".plz quote me a solution.

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