Understanding the VSAM behaviour when using DB2 VSAM Transparency support on TXSeries
Nageswararao V Gokavarapu 2700013B8D Visits (4070)
Below are some of the behavior differences that you should be aware when moving files across SFS to DB2 using the DB2 VSAM Transparency support in TXSeries.
1) When CICS applications browsing the files using STARTBR FILE / DATASET APIs, while performing READNEXT FILE / DATASET API operation CICS will return ENDFILE condition even though the FILE / DATASET contains records. This condition occurs when TXSeries region is configured with DB2 V9.5 or above as File Manager and the database created with default locale. The locale configured with the TXSeries/CICS region plays important role while performing BROWSE operations. You need to set the LANG environment variable in the region's environment file with <locale>.UTF-8 code page to resolve the issue.