sequential access method


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sequential access method

Organizing data in a prescribed ascending or descending sequence. Searching sequential data requires reading and comparing each record, starting from the top or bottom of file. See GSAM.
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The only non-IBM product in the ITC product line, Xbridge Host Data Connect allows browsers and Windows(R) applications to directly access Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM), Queued Sequential Access Method (QSAM) and DataBase 2 (DB2) data.
These performance products work together to pinpoint performance bottlenecks at all levels, enhance VSAM and sequential access methods and extend VSAM capabilities.