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how to delete record in a flat file using EZT only

 
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jgantena

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: how to delete record in a flat file using EZT only
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Hi

Could someone help me on this.

I tried to delete a record in flat file using Easytrieve. But could not succeed.

The syntax i used was

"WRITE filename DELETE"

but i believe this works for VSAM file only.

Experts please help on this.

Regards,
Jayadev
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PeterHolland

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:26 pm    Post subject:
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True, thats for VSAM datasets.
The only way to do it in EZT is :
read the file
skip the offending record
write the file.

For code see the users/reference guide.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply to: how to delete record in a flat file using EZT only
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if You use easytrieve why post in the cobol forum ??
moved where it belongs
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