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How do I view the alternate index definition in CICS?

I have a VSAM(KSDS) file that has been defined and is open to CICS. There is an alternate index that has been defined...

on this file. How do I view the alternate index definition in CICS? I need to know the alternate path to code in my application (COBOL) code.


You just create a RDO definition and point it at the AIX - then access the file as if it were the base cluster throgh this definition. If you are updating the base cluster, then the added records/changed keys will not show up in the AIX until an offline AMS operation is performed. I'd warn against making the AIX upgradeable (automatic visibility) because of the CPU cost involved - but that's uptoyou to decide whether or not this expense is justified.


This was last published in December 2002

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