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Best way to Read Sequential file

 
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DEEPAK GARG

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Best way to Read Sequential file
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Hello

I have more than 130 milion records in a sequential dataset Flat file
What is the best way to search for records in the FLat file?

Can i convert flat file into some indexed file to search records efficiently?
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Best way to Read Sequential file
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Two-file match. There's an example as a "sticky" on the first page of topics in this forum.

You may want to consider doing the match using PGM=SORT and JOINKEYS to extract the data you need to then process in your COBOL program.
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