How to Access Alternate Index ???



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How to Access Alternate Index ???

Postby gauthamnagpur18 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:35 pm

Usually We access the KSDS through following command

Print ids(/) char

Similarly which command is used to access Alternate Index ???

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Re: How to Access Alternate Index ???

Postby NicC » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:39 pm

What utility are you using to view the dataset? In an application program one usually accesses vsam files by providing a key.
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Re: How to Access Alternate Index ???

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:13 pm

see this topic ( in a different forum - albeit )
http://ibmmainframes.com/about29269.html

which shows how ...
define a base clusted
define an aix / bldindx
define a path

the output shown are
the sysout of the defines/bldindx

the sysout of
(1) print the base cluster
(2)print the aix
(3)print the path

the fact that the base cluster in this case is an ESDS is IRRELEVANT
the overall logic is exactly the same

the (1) is evident
the (2) is irrelevant from an application point of view, but it shows the structure of the aix
the (3) will print the records in the order defined by the alternate index

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Re: How to Access Alternate Index ???

Postby gauthamnagpur18 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:52 am

I have used IDCAMS Only . ....When KSDS is created , We cant access it directly .We can either repro to another flat file or we can use print ids(/) char in front of KSDS ...

Similarly , Whether there is any method to access Alternate Index .

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Re: How to Access Alternate Index ???

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:00 am

Hello,

When KSDS is created , We cant access it directly .
Why not? The main reason to have a ksds is so that it may be accessed directly. . .

Possibly there is something i misunderstand. . .
Hope this helps,
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Re: How to Access Alternate Index ???

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:50 pm

Did you try the print ids(/) on the PATH name?
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