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VSAM for Application Programmers

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Duration: 3.0 days

Method: Instructor led, Hands-on workshops

Price: $1800.00

Course Code: MF1020


Audience

COBOL programmers who need to work with VSAM data sets, both from an AMS (Access Method Services) perspective and from COBOL programs.

Description

After completing this course, students will be able to define, load, print and delete VSAM data sets, process VSAM data sets from COBOL programs, and estimate space requirements for VSAM data sets. This course supports VS COBOL II, release 3 or later, and COBOL for MVS and VM (formerly COBOL/370).

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define, load, print and delete VSAM data sets
  • Process VSAM data sets from COBOL programs
  • Estimate space requirements for VSAM data sets

Prerequisites

The student entering this course should be able to code a COBOL program and to code JCL to run simple batch jobs.

Topics

  • I.VSAM Concepts and Terms
  • II.ESDS, KSDS, RRDS, LSDS
  • III.Access Method Services Commands
  • IV.COBOL Interfaces
  • V.Files Status Checking
  • VI.Alternate Indexes
  • VII.Data Set Space Estimates
  • VIII.Backup/Recovery Considerations
  • IX.SMS Impacts
  • X.Performance Issues