Can an Ideal program read a variable sequential file?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Ideal applications can read and/or update sequential datasets, via modeled or unmodeled dataviews. 

Question:

Is it possible to define a sequential dataview for a variable file (RECFM=V or RECFM=VB)?  

Answer:

No, it’s not possible, as stated on Ideal documentation.

 

 

For modeled dataviews:

Variable Length Records

 

Not supported.

 

For unmodeled dataviews:

Variable length fields are not supported for sequential files.

Additional Information:

See also “Dataviews in CA Ideal” technical document