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Data Management

Dr. AAlternative to IDCAMS BLDINDEX

Dr. A is a high speed, automatic alternative to the IDCAMS BLDINDEX function.

  • VSAM build alternate index feature.
    • Builds up to 99 separate indexes via a single pass of the base cluster
    • Builds alternate indexes up to 10 times faster than the IDCAMS BLDINDEX facility
    • Builds alternate indexes for KSDS and ESDS files
    • Allows cluster records for build to be selected using record selector statements
    • Allows non-unique AIX keys to be made unique by the addition of a binary suffix to each key
  • Dr. A is compatible with any VSE, VSE/ESA, z/VSE or DOS/MVT/VSE system and supports any disk or tape device supported by those operating systems.

 

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Dr. A is an add-on product distributed with Dr. D.  It is documented within the Dr. D documentation.