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When you specified V for RECFM parameter, LRECL value is largest record in the file plus 4 bytes. These four bytes contain the actual length of each variable length record in the file
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:13 pm Post subject: Sticky: File-Status-Values for IBM VS COBOL II
If the FILE STATUS clause is specified in the FILE-CONTROL entry, a value is placed in the specified status key (the 2-character data item named in the FILE STATUS clause) during execution of any request on that file; the value indicates the status of that request. The value is placed in the status key before execution of any EXCEPTION/ERROR declarative or INVALID KEY/AT END phrase associated with the request.
For a hnady reference, File-Status-Values for IBM VS COBOL II are documented here:
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