13.6.1 ACCESS Specifier

The ACCESS specifier indicates the access method for the connection of the file. It takes the following form:

ACCESS = acc

Is a scalar default character expression that evaluates to one of the following values:

'DIRECT'   Indicates direct access. 
'SEQUENTIAL'   Indicates sequential access. 
'APPEND'   Indicates sequential access, but the file is positioned at the end-of-file record. 

The default is 'SEQUENTIAL'.

There are limitations on record access by file organization and record type.

For More Information:

For details on limitations on record access, see your user manual or programmer's guide.

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