CICS - STARTBR


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STARTBR is known as start browse. The STARTBR command gets the process started. It tells the CICS from where to start reading the file.

  • The FILE and RIDFLD parameters are the same as in a READ command.

  • The options allowed are GTEQ and EQUAL.

  • UPDATE is not allowed and file browsing is strictly a read-only operation.

Syntax

Following is the syntax of STARTBR command −

EXEC CICS STARTBR
   FILE ('name')
   RIDFLD (data-value)
   KEYLENGTH(data-value)
   GTEQ/EQUAL/GENERIC
END-EXEC.
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