Issuance of CREATE ALIAS

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Inna wrote in with this question recently: "Will the issuance of CREATE ALIAS statement lock the actual file member?" Do you know? -- Deb Tart, associate editor

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No, in fact, the alias is a special form of a DDM file. The CREATE ALIAS will execute even if the file member it references does not exist. At run time when the alias is used, it resolves to the PF.

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