keyed sequential access method


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keyed sequential access method

[′kēd si′kwen·chəl ′ak‚ses ‚meth·əd]
(computer science)
A method for locating data in a file either directly, by using the value of a key within a particular record, or sequentially, according to the values of the keys in all the records of the file. Abbreviated KSAM.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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