-----Original Message----- From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> Date: Sunday, October 24, 1999 2:37 AM Subject: Re: PF File Definition questions... >> Views are unkeyed logical files.... > > >Huh? Now I'm confused... There's no -point- in having and unkeyed logical. > >The Key is the index sequence. Gotta have one. > No, you don't. A view is another way of looking at the data. In SQL, the index may be built for the query or you may just want arrival sequence of the file. The purpose of the view (keyed or not) is to provide either a different order of fields, a different mapping of fields, changing attributes of a field or subsetting the list of fields that are "viewed" through the file. =========================================================== R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr. -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional System Administrator -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator "The sum of all human knowledge is a fixed constant. It's the population that keeps growing!" +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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