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What is VSAM?View Answer
What are the different types of VSAM files available?View Answer
What is purpose of VSAM?View Answer
What is the maximum record length for the VSAM dataset?View Answer
What are the advantages of VSAM?View Answer
What are the disadvantages of VSAM?View Answer
What is an alternate index and path?View Answer
Is a delete operation possible in an ESDS? B, is rewrite operation possible in ESDS?View Answer
What is the difference between LDS and ESDS?View Answer
How to delete a member using JCL?View Answer
What is IDCAMS? and what is the purpose of it?View Answer
What are the optional parameters to the input dataset While loading the empty cluster with the data records?View Answer
What does the KEYRANGES parameter in Define Cluster commends do?View Answer
Describe SHAREOPTIONS parameter (SHR) in Define Cluster command?View Answer
What is RECOVERY and SPEED parameters in DEFINE CLUSTER command?View Answer
Is it slower if you access a record through ALT INDEX as compared to Primary INDEX?View Answer
How many Alternate Indexes you can have on a dataset?View Answer
On which dataset You can have ALT INDEX?View Answer
What is the meaning of VSAM RETURN-CODE 28?View Answer
How do you fix the problem associated with VSAM out of space condition?View Answer
During processing of a VSAM file, some system error occurs and it is subsequently unusable What do you do?View Answer
Suppose a generation of GDG gets created in a particular step of a proc. How would you refer the current generation in a subsequent step? What would be the disposition of this generation now?View Answer
How are different versions of GDG named?View Answer
How do you define a GDG?View Answer
What is the difference between sequential files and ESDS files?View Answer
How do you calculate record size of an alternate cluster? Give your values for both unique and nonunique?View Answer
How do you load a VSAM data set with records?View Answer
Do all versions of the GDG have to be of the same record length?View Answer
Suppose 3 generations of a GDG exist. How would you reference the 1st generation in the JCL?View Answer
What more info you should give in the DD statement while defining the next generation of a GDG?View Answer
Assuming that the DEFINE JCL is not available, how do you get info about a VSAM files organisation?View Answer
Using Alternate Indexes in CICS program?View Answer
Using Alternate Indexes in Batch program?View Answer
What is a LDS (Linear Data Set) and what is it used for?View Answer
What is the meaning of the DEFINE MODEL parameter?View Answer
What are the three levels of definition for the VSAM DEFINE?View Answer
What is the utility program closely associated with VSAM?View Answer
What is the VSAM-code field?View Answer
What is the meaning of dynamic processing?View Answer
Under IDCAMS, multiple functions can be executed, each of which returns a condition code. What will be the condition code returned to the operating system?View Answer
Would you specify FREESPACE CE for an ESDS?View Answer
What is the meaning of each of the values in SHAREOPTS (2 3)?View Answer
How do you define an ALTINDX? How do you use ALTINDXs in batch, CICS programs?View Answer
Name some common VSAM error conditions and codes?View Answer
What is a VSAM slot?View Answer
There are at least seven IDCAMS commands name and explain each of them?View Answer
What is the significance of the SHAREOPTIONS parameter?View Answer
What is File Status in VSAM?View Answer
If you wish to use the REWRITE command haw must the VSAM file be opened?View Answer
What is the COBOL RECORD KEY clause?View Answer
In the COBOL SELECT statement what is the ORGANIZATION for a KSDS?View Answer
What is the base cluster?View Answer
What is free space?View Answer
What is a path?View Answer
What is a CI, control interval?View Answer
What is a CA, control area?View Answer
What is the index set?View Answer
What is the catalog?View Answer
What is the purpose of the FILE STATUS clause in the SELECT statement?View Answer
In the COBOL SELECT statement for a KSDS what are the three possibilities for ACCESS?View Answer
Do primary key values have to be unique? Do alternate key values have to be unique?View Answer
What is a VSAM split?View Answer
What is the upgrade set?View Answer
What is an alternate index?View Answer
What is a cluster?View Answer
What is a sequence set?View Answer
What are the distinctive features of a KSDA, key sequenced dataset?View Answer
How are records stored in an ESDS, entry sequenced dataset?View Answer
What are the types of VSAM datasets?View Answer