Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:01:22 -0500
Reply-To: Mike from Ottawa <mev@TIKACANOE.ON.CA>
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From: Mike from Ottawa <mev@TIKACANOE.ON.CA>
Organization: Tika Systems Inc.
Subject: Re: Reading VSAM-files (KSDS)
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On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:22:08 +0100, "Elke Schmid" <email@example.com>
>has anyone ever heard about an infile-option FROMKEY or TOKEY?
>I want to read VSAM-datasets within a certain key-range. The above options
>should give me the opportunity to limit the CPU time by defining the start-
>INFILE BANK LIND FROMKEY='15005000'
> TOKEY='15005099' ;
>Could you give me some information how to use these options?
>Are these options 'official' SAS-options?
>Maybe you could give me a tip into which SAS-Manual I have to take a look.
>Thanks in advance
I have the manual you need: "SAS Guide to VSAM Processing." I checked
for a FROMKEY/TOKEY option, but there isn't any. If you're using a
batch job, why not use IDCAMS in a prior job step with the
FROMKEY/TOKEY options to select only the data you want, and then
follow it with a SAS step to read it in and manipulate it?
BTW, your INFILE statement above should include the keyword "VSAM" in
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