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Why we are using LDS in Db2 instead of other access methods

 
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josephvincentd
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:45 am    Post subject: Why we are using LDS in Db2 instead of other access methods
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hi all

i have a doubt in db2.
why we are using LDS in Db2 instead of other access methods. plz explain in deatil.

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vincent
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject:
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Here is the definition from the fine manual:
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linear data set (LDS). A VSAM data set that contains data but no control information. A linear data set can be accessed as a byte-addressable string in virtual storage.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:53 am    Post subject:
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why we are using LDS in Db2


That's kind of like asking why DaVinci chose a canvas to paint on. An LDS is like a blank canvas that an artist can bend to his/her wants and needs.

P.S. WE don't use it, the DB2 creator(s) did.
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