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Post by srini1508 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:17 pm

hi thanks for the reply..

my question is like is there any diffference in SORTING of normal file and a VSAM file?

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Post by Frank Yaeger » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:49 pm

See the following for considerations when sorting VSAM files with DFSORT: ... 3434&CASE=
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Post by hash33 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:57 am

've never worked enough with IAM to understand how buffers are handled with it. the traditional VSAM and sequential file defaults sometimes enable for giant enhancements in EXCP counts and run times by adding buffers, however IAM might not -- you'll have to see the manual. and can use for help
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Post by DikDude » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:37 am

What does IAM have to do with a question about how sort a VSAM file?

Did you look at the post immediately before yours? It has a link to the needed manual - provided by the author of much of DFSORT/ICETOOL.
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Post by NicC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:06 pm

Well, it is because hashh33 rally needs to go back to his mummy and ask for his nappies (diapers) to be put back on and not to be let out into the big bad world until he has grown up.


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