Tech Tips: Which Elib format is best for you?

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Studies have shown BDAM Elibs to be more efficient and provide better performance than VSAM Elibs. However, IBM does not allow BDAM files to span volumes.

Therefore, if you can keep your file(s) to a single volume, use BDAM; otherwise use VSAM for multi-volume files.