For what it's worth, these days at least, you can read a keyed PF in arrival sequence with RPG by leaving the "K" off of the F-spec position 34 (Record Address Type).

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Tom Liotta wrote:
Mike Cunningham wrote:

This may be a left over from the old days but we never put a key on any table (Physical file) directly

IIRC (and _only_ IIRC), way back when, there were a couple elements that combined to bring a small amount of risk to having keys on PFs.

1. Non-keyed LFs were not allowed. (Possibly irrelevant.)
2. Damage to a PF index could make it impossible to read the PF even in arrival sequence.

Back on the S/38 and in early OS/400, damage to files was far more common than it is today. Power requirements were higher, UPSs were less common, stability could be affected more easily than in later releases, etc.


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