Selecting Record Formats for Non-VSAM Data Sets
This topic covers the following subtopics.
This topic discusses record formats of non-VSAM data sets and device type considerations. Records are stored in one of four formats:
- Fixed length (RECFM=F)
- Variable length (RECFM=V)
- ASCII variable length (RECFM=D)
- Undefined length (RECFM=U)
For information about disk format, see Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) Volumes.