Max Length of a KEY In a FILE



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Max Length of a KEY In a FILE

Postby prasadnaidu » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:45 pm

Hi ALL,

could you please let me know the maximuam length of a key in a file(KSDS file).

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Re: Max Length of a KEY In a FILE

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:57 pm

This is not really a COBOL question since the length of the key is a VSAM issue. The answer (255 bytes) is in the DEFINE CLUSTER command in the Access Method Services for Catalogs manual in the DFSMS bookshelf.
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Re: Max Length of a KEY In a FILE

Postby prasadnaidu » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:35 pm

Hi Robert,

Thank you for your valuable information.

could you please send the link for the book Access Method Services for Catalogs.

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Re: Max Length of a KEY In a FILE

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:59 pm

Your best bet is to either find out where the manual is at your site or use the IBM site (http://www.s390.ibm.com) to locate the version of the manual for your release of z/OS.
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