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balaji_g_m

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: to Create Alternate Index File with Keys at Diff. Positions?
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I have a VSAM File Say ABC.ABC.ABC.

the Layout of the VSAM File is
Code:

02 Key
     05  a    pic x(30)
     05  b    pic 9(10)
02 Data
     05  c    pic x(30)
     05  d    pic 9(10)
     05  e    pic x(30)
     05  f    pic 9(10)
     05  g    pic x(30)
     05  h    pic 9(10)


Now I need to create a Single Alternate Index file for ABC.ABC.ABC having "e" "a" and "b" as alternate Key..
Please advise whether this can be acheived, if yes, Please provide me an example
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply to: to Create Alternate Index File with Keys at Diff.
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looks like You did not pay attention to the manual

for vsam the keys ( primary and alternate ) can consist only of contiguos bytes

if You need a key build from different fields You must restructure Your record layout
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