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I'm afraid that in this circumstance you are stuck. If you are using an ESDS file, then you are adding records at the end. So, some alternative programming techniques suggest themselves:
- The first is to use two ESDS and then get CICS to read the Batch one after update and adding the records at the end of the CICS ESDS.
- The second is to use my EXCI SupportPac and get batch to send the individual records to CICS for appending to the file.
- Something else which you may care to investigate is the new(ish) Transactional VSAM support but I'm not sure if this works for an ESDS.
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