• Subject: Re: PF File Definition questions...
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 13:43:23 -0700

At 08:14 AM 10/15/1999 -0500, you wrote:
> >> Was wondering how folks define PF's when it comes to keyed or not.
>
>In the past it was possible to get a damaged index on a file. The only
>way to fix it was to delete and recreate the index. If the damaged index
>was on a logical, all you had to do was recreate the logical. Physical
>files were another story. You couldn't copy the data because of the
>damage. You also couldn't reorg the file to recover. The only option
>was to restore from a backup.
>
>I actually had this happen to me, but it was back on the S/38. I've never
>heard of it happening on the AS/400 and I've been told (can't remember
>who) that it can't happen anymore.

A few options:

First of all RCLSTG will check for this and fix it.

Alternatively, you could create a new PF, do CPYF and recreate the 
Logicals.  Assuming that the PF and programs were compiled on or after CPF 
7.0, you should have no level checking problems.

Al




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