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raviprabhu

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Multiple start and read for KSDS VSAM
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Is the Multiple start and read for KSDS VSAM in COBOL program is recommendable ?
If not whats the reason ?
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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Multiple start and read for KSDS VSAM
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During the multiple START (assuming ACCESS IS DYNAMIC), are you reading the same record? If not, then read each record independently and randomly.

But, the worse thing you could do, would be to issue many CLOSE and OPEN's, for whatever reason.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject:
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I have 5 records - I have read all records and then again i need to read from 1st record to 5th record, I am using start and then read (without closing the fie)
Is this fine to do ?
My requirement is for reading multiple times same 5 records
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Multiple start and read for KSDS VSAM
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Instead of re-reading the five records over and over, when you read them the first time, place them in a a WS array/table (with an occurs 5) and then upon the next need for them, obtain each one from the array.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Why does someone believe you need to re-read these records?

With only 5 records, suggest you do as Mr. Bil recommended.
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