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Creating VSAM ALTERNATE INDEX

 
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jpgidwani.27

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Creating VSAM ALTERNATE INDEX
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Hi
I need to create an ALTERNET INDEX for a VSAM Dataset from
"IBM File Manager", any ideas?
Out of 3 steps
DEFINE ALTERNATE INDEX DATASET
BUILD INDEX
DEFINE PATH

I am through with first(DEFINE ALTERNATE INDEX DATASET)
but cant location option to do so in IBM File Mnaager.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Creating VSAM ALTERNATE INDEX
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I need to create an ALTERNET INDEX for a VSAM Dataset from
"IBM File Manager", any ideas?


why ?

do You have a doctor' s prescription for it

simpler to write and submit a good ole IDCAMs

zillions of examples on the forum
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject:
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enrico , no thanks
i found the remedy to that prescription by myself...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

If you found an online way to do this in File Manager, suggest you re-implement in batch.

Most vsam files / indexes are defined multiple times and doing this online wastes time (and may cause an error / inconsistency).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject:
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and may cause an error / inconsistency.


that's the nice thing about batch jobs.
they can be found and reused.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Creating VSAM ALTERNATE INDEX
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but cant location option to do so in IBM File Mnaager.


The TS could not locate the option, because the option is not there icon_cool.gif

this is one of my pet peeves ... ( too frequent on these forums )

how do I do some task using some tool
which IMHO implies that
the tool some tool has been chosen, after having evaluated all the alternatives
and having thoroughly explored the some tool capabilities

but maybe I am over optimistic, or I have a warped way icon_confused.gif

life goes on
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject:
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how do I do some task using some tool
which IMHO implies that
the tool some tool has been chosen, after having evaluated all the alternatives
and having thoroughly explored the some tool capabilities
Thinking is a tough job, perhaps that's why very few get indulged with it. If that much had been thought of, I doubt <complete the sentence>.
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