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What is the diffrence between Record Format FB & FBA

 
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ykishore

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:57 pm    Post subject: What is the diffrence between Record Format FB & FBA
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Hi

What is the diffrence between Record Format FB & FBA . and when exactly we use FBA??
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:52 pm    Post subject:
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FB - fixed length & blocked

FBA- -----DO---------------- Also it contains ANSI control charecters.

But what context it will cum into picture..am nt sure..

Experts please give your inputs!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Reg: RECFM=FBA???
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FBA, FBM, VBA, and VBM record formats are used for output datasets, particually those that are meant to be printed. The one-byte field in the first position of the dataset is used to tell the output device how to handle the output. The types of values it can contain are:

Print after advancing to top-of-form (page feed or form feed).
Print after advancing one line (single-space).
Print after advancing two lines (double-space).
Print after advancing three lines (triple-space).
Print after advancing n lines. (n can be a value of 1-12).
Print after advancing no lines (overstrike).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Reg: RECFM=FBA???
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Hi

Thanks alot
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject:
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Hi superk

Thanks for ur information.
Can u explain little more(with abbrevation and in which situation what file to be used)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject:
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When you use FBA for any file in JCL, 1 byte is reserved for printing control character and thats why you have to declare minus 1 byte for the printing/report output file in the FD 01 level and use AFTER ADVANCING in procedure division. Compiler understands when it come accross this(AFTER ADVANCING) statement
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject:
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You need to check your compiler options, ADV/NOADV affect how you define the output record in your program.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject:
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what does VBA and VBM means
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What is the diffrence between Record Format FB &am
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why not find out Yourself
click on the IBM Manuals link at the top of the page
go to the JCL reference
and read about the RECFM parameter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject:
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krunalbafna wrote:
what does VBA and VBM means


Refer post
http://ibmmainframes.com/post-68872.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject:
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And, krunalbafna, when asking a question, please start a new topic, not tag it on the end of an old one.
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