• Subject: Re: Record Length
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 13:14:15 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

I would say a longer record length and less records, because there
would actually be fewer reads if going through all the records.

That is just my understanding, though, as I have not done any tests
on this.

But it also seems to be that any logicals put over such a file would be
shorter by half also.  Which would save DASD and perhaps speed things
up a bit.

The question I have, is better for what?

Regards,

Jim Langston

Scott Swaim wrote:

> Is it better to have a shorter record length and more records
> or a longer record length and less records?
>
> ex:
>
> Rcd length =   80       # of rcds = 10,000 OR
> Rcd length = 160       # of rcds = 5,000
>
> Scott Swaim
> scott@qualitycorps.com
>
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