• Subject: RE: Can a PF have >1 record format?
  • From: "Ray, Adam" <aray@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:41:49 -0600

<snip>
Yes a PF can have >1 record format.
</snip>

This statement is incorrect. The following comes straight from the DDS
Reference manual:
        Defining a Physical File
                A physical file can contain only one record format. Specify
the record format in either of two ways:
*       Define a new record format. Specify field and key field
specifications as desired for the new record format.
*       Share an existing record format. Use the FORMAT keyword to specify
that the OS/400 program is to use a previously defined record format from
another physical file. When the FORMAT keyword is used, key field level
specifications must be specified again (if a keyed access path is desired)
even if they were specified on the existing record format.

This is an old manual however, V2R3M0. We are currently on V4R2M0.

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