Displaying the RBA and record length information

When you are viewing a VSAM file in a Browse editor session, you can select to display the RBA and record length information.

The display of this information is initially controlled by the Display RBA and Length when browsing VSAM option in the relevant Editor Options panel. However, in a Browse session you can use the RBALEN primary command to change whether this information is displayed or not for that editor session.

In a Browse session, to display the RBA and record length when viewing a VSAM file, do one of these:
  • Ensure that the Display RBA and Length when browsing VSAM option in the relevant Editor Options panel is selected, or
  • Issue the command RBALEN ON
Figure 1 shows part of a VSAM file displayed in a Browse session with the RBA and record length displayed on the leftmost side.
Figure 1. VSAM file displayed in Browse session with RBA and record length details displayed
  Process   Options   Help
 ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
 Browse           HFM.RFM0201.KSDS.REUSE.SHR1                          Rec 0
        Type KSDS     Key                            RBA            Format CHAR
        Col 1         
 RBA         Len    -<==+===>=----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6
 ****  Top of data  ****
 0            80    00000001AAA*** updateok & reversed ***AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 80           80    00000002AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 160          80    00000003AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 240          80    00000004AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 320          80    00000005AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 400          80    00000006AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 480          80    00000007AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 560          80    00000008AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 640          80    00000009AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 720          80    00000010AAA*** updateok & reversed ***AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 800          80    00000011AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 880          80    00000012AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 960          80    00000013AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 1040         80    00000014AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 Command ===>                                                       Scroll CSR 
  F1=Help    F2=Zoom    F3=Exit    F4=Expand  F5=RFind   F7=Up      F8=Down
  F9=Swap   F10=Left   F11=Right  F12=Cancel
To display the VSAM file without the RBA and record length details, perform either of these actions:
  • Ensure that the Display RBA and Length when browsing VSAM option in the relevant Editor Options panel is not selected,
  • Issue the command RBALEN OFF
Figure 2 shows the same VSAM file displayed in a Browse session with the RBA and record length not shown.
Figure 2. VSAM file displayed in editor session with RBA and record length details not displayed
  Process   Options   Help
 ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
 Browse           HFM.RFM0201.KSDS.REUSE.SHR1                          At top
        Type KSDS     Key                            RBA            Format CHAR
        Col 1         
 -<==+===>=----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+-
 ****  Top of data  ****
 00000001AAA*** updateok & reversed ***AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000002AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000003AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000004AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000005AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000006AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000007AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000008AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000009AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000010AAA*** updateok & reversed ***AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000011AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000012AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000013AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 00000014AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 Command ===>                                                       Scroll CSR 
  F1=Help    F2=Zoom    F3=Exit    F4=Expand  F5=RFind   F7=Up      F8=Down
  F9=Swap   F10=Left   F11=Right  F12=Cancel

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