What is the Difference b/w Fixed block and Variable block?



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What is the Difference b/w Fixed block and Variable block?

Postby RajendraPrabhuS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:07 pm

Hi, This is Rajendra. I just want to know the difference between the Fixed Block and Variable Block in VSAM file handling?

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Re: What is the Difference b/w Fixed block and Variable block?

Postby dick scherrer » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:58 pm

Hello,

In one case every record will be the same length (fixed).

In the other (variable), the code must deal with records of different length. This is usually done by having a different "record type" for each format or some Occurs Depending On arrays in the data.
Hope this helps,
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Re: What is the Difference b/w Fixed block and Variable block?

Postby RajendraPrabhuS » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:25 am

Hi Dick,

Thanks so much for your valuable answer.

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Re: What is the Difference b/w Fixed block and Variable block?

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:31 am

You're welcome - good luck :)

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