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STARTBR command on an empty VSAM file

 
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mohammad amir ashraff

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: STARTBR command on an empty VSAM file
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Hi,

I wanted to know what would be the EIBRESP code if I was executing a STARTBR command on an EMPTY VSAM file in a CICS program.

I need to know this so that I can handle the EMPTY VSAM file condition in my program.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply to: STARTBR command on an empty VSAM file
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You'll raise a NOTFND condition, providing your KEYLENGTH is the full-length (not GENERIC) and the RIDFLD is all X'00's.

You can experiment with this using IBM Transid CECI.

The EIBRCODE=X'810000000000'

The EIBRESP=F'13' (X'0D')
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:14 am    Post subject:
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You are defining "EMPTY VSAM" as a VSAM file that was opened for output, had a record written, and that record was deleted, right?
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Robert Sample wrote:
You are defining "EMPTY VSAM" as a VSAM file that was opened for output, had a record written, and that record was deleted, right?


yes that's right.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject:
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if you would bother to look at the manual,
you can see, in addition to syntax,
but a list of conditions that can affect (or be effected) by the CICS API Instruction.
in this case STARTBR

there's all kinds of stuff to be found in the manuals.
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