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You can specify the EBCDIC record format and record length by using the RECFM and LRECL options.

 

/RECFM=xxx

Use this to specify the record format. The record format can be one of V, VB, F or U. If the file uses carriage control, you can also specify the type of carriage control by appending one of A, M or Z. An S may be appended to signify that the file contains ASCII characters (instead of EBCDIC).

 

/LRECL=nn

Use this to specify the record length for fixed length files (RECFM=F). This is not required for RECFM=V/VB/U.

 

Examples

 

         V Filename /RECFM=F /LRECL=132

         V Filename /RECFM=FM /LRECL=80

         V Filename /RECFM=VBA

         V Filename /RECFM=VS

 

 

Click here for further details on EBCDIC record formats

 

 

Note

 

V can usually auto-detect RECFM=V/VB files, so it is not necessary to specify these formats on the command line. However, V cannot detect if the file contains carriage control. If it does, you will need to use the RECFM option to specify the type of carriage control (eg, /RECFM=VA).