|ACCESS Procedure Reference|
|Applies to:||access descriptor|
|RECORD=record-name SEGMENT=segment-name SEGLNG=segment-length;|
The RECORD= statement defines an IMS segment. A value of 01 is automatically assigned as the level number of a record, so the RECORD= statement does not include a level number argument. You should begin your database definition with a RECORD= statement immediately after the DATABASE= statement.
specifies an arbitrary name for the segment. A record name can be a maximum of 32 characters. If special characters or blanks are included in the name, enclose the entire name in single quotation marks. This is a required argument.
specifies the name of the segment as defined in the DBD. A segment name can be a maximum of eight characters. If your database is a GSAM database, enter GSAM as the segment name. This is a required argument.
specifies the segment length as defined in the DBD. This is a required argument. See Handling Segments of Varying Length for more information.