What is the difference between CI( Control Interval)and CA
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Answer / kalyan rakesh
VSAM groups logical records into blocks called control
control intervals are inturn grouped into control areas.
A control interval consists of 1)data records
4)control information of
collection of adjacent CI s is CA.
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Answer / rameez akhtar
In vsam data sets data is stored in CIs & CAs, CI is small
unit and CA is big unit, a ca contain more then one CIs, CI
have four components
CA also have free space in between records, that space is
used when new records added to the data set can not fit in
the free space of CIs.
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Answer / rohan
Area occupied by the vsam cluster is divided into contiguous area called as control interval.
Area occupied by the control interval is known as control area.
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