• Subject: RE: PF File Definition questions...
  • From: "Fisher, Don" <DRF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 09:16:24 -0400

I used to think that too, until someone enlightened me.  Apparently, if a
physical file index becomes damaged, every logical file index is also
rebuilt.  For large physical files with several logical files, this would be
very time consuming.

Granted, we did a reorganization on a physical file with a total of 30+
million records (15 million deleted) and 21 logical files in the space of a
few hours on our dual processor 640, so perhaps rebuilding all the access
paths is not the issue it once was.

Donald R. Fisher, III
Project Manager
Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company
(804) 784-7500 ext. 2124

The reason to key or not key a physical is a personal one more than anything
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