Using VSAM in IMS DB.

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Using VSAM in IMS DB.

Post by AnandRao » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:41 pm


I have used GSAM once in an IMS DB program. And this is mostly used. But can we use a VSAM or Sequential Files in IMS DC or DB program? I failed to find a good explanation about it or a document about it. If we can do this, could anybody explain this in detail.

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Re: Using VSAM in IMS DB.

Post by nicc » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:46 pm

GSAM is rarely used as a database format - IMS databases are usually VSAM. However, if that is not what you mean then you should a) ask your colleagues, b) ask your DBA.


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