Defining fixed-length records

To define VSAM records as fixed length, use one of these coding options.

Table 1. Definition of VSAM fixed-length records
RECORD clause Clause format Record length Comments
Code RECORD CONTAINS integer. 1 Fixed in size with a length of integer-3 bytes The lengths of the level-01 record description entries associated with the file do not matter.
Omit the RECORD clause, but code all level-01 records that are associated with the file as the same size; and code none with an OCCURS DEPENDING ON clause.   The fixed size that you coded  

Related references  
RECORD clause (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® Language Reference)