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The DELETE-DISTRIB command detaches (de-references) a component part file from a distributed file. It takes the general form:  

DELETE-DISTRIB FileName PartNumber

where : 

  • FileName is the name of the distributed file, 
  • PartNumber is an integer in the range 1-254 inclusive, which was used to associate the part file to the distributed file.


If the user-defined partition method is used, care should be taken to ensure that the subroutine used for the partition algorithm does access the de-referenced file.

If the system partition method is used, care should be taken to ensure that no keys are created which can read from or write to the de-referenced file.

 An example of use would be: 


to detach (de-reference) the 42nd part file from the distributed file INVENTORY.

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