Can CA Librarian Master files be in multiple extents?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Can CA Librarian Master files be in multiple extents?
 

 

Answer: 

Depends on the type of Master file: 

- Traditional BDAM Master files cannot span volumes or use secondary extents.

- Traditional VSAM Master files can span volumes and use secondary extents. 

- Wide Record Master files are partitioned data sets using PDS or PDS/E organization and can use secondary extents but not multiple volumes. 

 

Additional Information:

Please see KB article TEC578412 for more information on Traditional and Wide Record Master files.