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COBOL - Programming Guide

COBOL - Programming Guide

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Each record in the file contains a field whose contents form the record key.The
position of this key field is the same in each record.

The index component of the file provides the logical arrangement of the main file,
ordered by record key.The actual physical arrangement of the records in the main
file is not significant to your COBOL program.

An indexed file can also make use of alternate indexes—keys that let you access
the file using a different logical arrangement of the records.

The record transmission (access) modes allowed for indexed files are sequential,
random, or dynamic.When indexed files are read or written sequentially, the
sequence is that of the key values.For a description of random and dynamic
record transmission, see “File Access Modes” on page154.

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