as long as the file attribute Allocate Storage is not *YES (and *NO is default)
no problem.
Your dspobjd or wrkobj will show you the file size in bytes.
There is a minimum size for every file - it has to keep info on file you don't see.
jim franz

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry C. Adams" <midrange@xxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange-L" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: Disk Space

I have a file with a record capacity of 3,500,000 records in which only 233
are actually used. On a S/34/36 disk data management actually had to carve
out space to hold all 3.5M records; i.e., the space was pre-allocated and
couldn't be used by anything else.

Is this the case on the System i? Would chopping down the record capacity
to, say, 1K records be advisable or irrelevant as far as disk space usage is

Jerry C. Adams

IBM i Programmer/Analyst

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Goldwater (1964)


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