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Coding For Multi Field Index

Coding For Multi Field Index

Coding For Multi Field Index

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I have a situation where a indexed file has been updated with indexes through another process.

Therefore, I have a file with an alternate index that has been created on two fields.

I have not been able to determine how to code the SELECT statement in the FILE-CONTROL portion of the program so that it can work and I can attempt to read a record using a secondary index. I would like to know how to code the ??????? portion.

Example of what I have where FLD1 and FLD2 have been made an index together (an index of the 2 columns or fields of the record).

SELECT FILEXYZ ASSIGN TO DDNAME
ORGANIZATION IS INDEXED
ACCESS IS DYNAMIC
RECORD KEY IS KEY-PRIM
ALTERNATE RECORD KEY IS ?????????? WITH DUPLICATES

The record is defined as
FD FILEXYZ
01 FILEXYZ-REC.
05 KEY-PRIM Pic 9(9).
05 FLD1 Pic X(20).
05 FLD2 Pic S9(7)v99.
05 FLD3 Pic S999.


As always, thank you so very much for your kind input. Very much appreciated.

RE: Coding For Multi Field Index

what cobol vendor and version? syntax can vary slightly between these.

For microfocus cobol the following link explains how to define a
select - http://documentation.microfocus.com/help/index.jsp...
FD - http://documentation.microfocus.com/help/index.jsp...

other statements - http://documentation.microfocus.com/help/index.jsp...
you mainly interested on START and READ

Regards

Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd
www.syssoft-int.com

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