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Is GDG a type of VSAM file?

 
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Akhil Yohannan

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:39 pm    Post subject: Is GDG a type of VSAM file?
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Hi ALL,

Just wanted to know that is "GDG a type of VSAM file".
I Know We Use IDCAMS utility to cretae the Base of the GDG, But does GDG have any properties of a VSAM file.

According to me it's strucure is like a normal PS file with different versions.

Would like to get some docs also for the same....

Correct me if i am wrong...

Thanks in advance....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Is GDG a type of VSAM file?
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Hi Akhil,

No, a VSAM cannot be a GDG base or a GDS (Generation DataSet).
Only sequential files can be a GDG's.

Hope I reached you.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Is GDG a type of VSAM file?
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Thanks a lot....
It was a kind of a bet with one of my team members...i won it .. :D
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