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Ganesh Kalam
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: IS FILE STATUS CLAUSE MANDATORY
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HI FRIENDS

IS FILE STATUS CLAUSE MANDATORY IN THE FILE-CONTROL PARAGRAPH OF INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: IS FILE STATUS CLAUSE MANDATORY
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No...It is not mandatory.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: IS FILE STATUS CLAUSE MANDATORY
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No file status code is not mandatory .Just 2 check the ststus of the file we r opening we are using that status Variable
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:40 am    Post subject:
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If you don't use file status for non-VSAM files the pgm will abend on an I/O error.

If you don't use file status for VSAM files the pgm will NOT abend on an I/O error, but may abend when it tries to use the data that never arrived.

If that happens consider yourself lucky. The last thing you want to happen is have the job terminate successfully, but without the correct data.
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