Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8211 Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Am trying to create a VSAM file and an Alternate index. Since my alternate key contains many (more than 40000) spaces, I want to exclude them while building index.
Huh? An alternate includes all of the records -- excluding some of the records makes absolutely no sense when you think of the purpose of an alternate index. Either you need to explain more what you think your problem is, or explain why you think you need to exclude some of your records from the alternate index (which cannot be done, anyway, so your thinking is WAY off base already).