The course covers, in detail, all aspects of using VSAM and IDCAMS that are important to the senior application COBOL programmer in new system development or maintenance. The class lab is designed to provide an in-depth work experience.
The structure of VSAM will be discussed. Each of the three VSAM file types (KSDS, ESDS, RRDS) will be reviewed in detail showing the design and efficiency features of each. The concepts of Control Area (CA), Control Interval (CI), and other space management features will be covered, as will the features of Alternate Indexing (AIX) and alternate index access PATH (PATH).
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