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nidhi.verma

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: FIXED BLOCK FORMATS.
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What is the difference between FB and FBA record formats and what are the performance implications of the two?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: FIXED BLOCK FORMATS.
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Nidhi,

This is your first post & you have promised to follow the forum rules at the time you joined this forum.

Please coordinate.

This topic you can find discussed earlier, check for SUPER Komment.

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Priyesh.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: FIXED BLOCK FORMATS.
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hi,
i tried finding out the answers before posting the topic but my search results did not get me the answer.
sorry for the inconvinence and thankyou for getting me to the answer.


regards,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Nidhi,

FB is Fixed Blocked.....means whenever you are copying data from main memory to auxilliary memory it copies as blocks of data.....if you give simple F means Fixed it copies record by record.....

FBA is Fixed Blocked Attribute.....mainly used for reporting purpose.....it is 133 column and first byte signifised starting of the new page....

if first byte has 1 then it is starting of new page.....

if first byte has 0 then it is in same page.......

correct me if I am wrong............

pavan
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: FIXED BLOCK FORMATS.
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Hi,
Thanks a lot .
The answer was a great help

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