VSAM Interview Questions
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What is the difference between CI( Control Interval)and CA (Control Area)?

TCS, Infosys,

3 9075

In vsam why we use export-import utility?

3 12637

What is the maximum no. of records that can be allowed in VSAM ?

2 6269

How do you convert flat files to VSAM files ?


5 19439

What is the maximum record length for the VSAM dataset?


7 15132

What is the procedure for running the batch job in mainframe?

1 4296

What do you mean by dirty read ?

5 10308

What do you mean by RDW in VSAM?

2 7811

While designing vsam files,what is the best way to choose control interval size for the data and the index?

1 4493

How vsam datasets are cataloged?

Ordain Solutions,

1 4451

What are the types of VSAM datasets?


3 5863

How are records stored in an ESDS, entry sequenced dataset?


1 3856

What is a CI, control interval?

3 3650

What are the distinctive features of a ksds, key sequenced dataset?

2 4056

What is a CA, control area?

1 3111

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Un-Answered Questions { VSAM }

What is control interval?


Tell me how many alternate indexes you can have on a dataset?


What are the different versions of gdg named?


in a cobol select statement, can you tell what is the organization for a ksds?


What are the distinctive features of a ksda, key sequenced dataset?


What is a vsam dataset?


What is a base cluste?


What is the use of KSDS,LDS,ESDS,RRDS??what is VRRDS?? How are all these useful in realtime scenario??Plz helpme out...Its a recent question in IGATE..


what are the additional information you should give in the dd statement while defining the next generation of a gdg?


Why is it required to have a keyed directed retrieval?


OPEN INPUT StudentFile READ StudentFile AT END SET EndOfStudentFile TO TRUE END-READ PERFORM UNTIL EndOfStudentFile DISPLAY StudentId SPACE StudentName SPACE CourseCode SPACE YOBirth READ StudentFile AT END SET EndOfStudentFile TO TRUE END-READ END-PERFORM CLOSE StudentFile STOP RUN what will be output


if you wish to use the rewrite command how must the vsam file be opened?


explain how can you initialize a vsam file before any operation?


What are the information stored in ci?


Differentiate between ci split and ca split?