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M204.0417  Cannot delete sort​/​hash key field

In a sorted file or hash key file, the DELETE FIELD command cannot be used to delete the sort or hash key field on which the file structure is based.

Response: If it is necessary to delete this field, ask your file manager to reorganize the file.

File manager response: If appropriate, reorganize the file as non-sorted or non-hashed, or pick a different sort or hash key and then reorganize the file.

Message attributes:

RETCODEO=0Sets online return code
RETCODEB=4Sets batch (single user) return code
CLASS=EError class; the message can be suppressed with the X'04' bit setting of the MSGCTL parameter
AUDITERWrites the message with line type ER to the audit trail
COUNTIncrements the error count (ERCNT) parameter

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