Category: JCL

IEBPTPCH :: Merge PDS Members in a PS File.

IEBPTPCH :: Merge PDS Members in a PS File.

IBM provides a utility, IEBPTPCH, to merge members of PDS (Partitioned Dataset) into a PS (Physical Sequential) file. However the sole purpose of this utility is to Print or Punch all or part of datasets (PS or PDS). So we will be needing at least one statement i.e. either PRINT or PUNCH in the sysin …

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PS File Record Format :: Fixed block or Variable block?

PS File Record Format :: Fixed block or Variable block?

Most commonly used file formats for a PS file are Fixed Block (FB) & Variable Block (VB). At times when we are uncertain of the file format, we can easily deduce that using LISTDS command with IKJEFT01 utility in JCL. LISTDS will list all the attributes for e.g. Record Format,Record length etc. ¬†of the dataset …

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IGYWCLG :: COBOL File handling in JCL SYSIN Card.

IGYWCLG :: COBOL File handling in JCL SYSIN Card.

In previous post we have seen how to execute a COBOL program (Add 2 numbers) in JCL Sysin Card. This post is concentrating more on how to accomplish a complex task for e.g. File handling using IGYWCLG. All we got to do is – write your COBOL program which handles certain files in COBOL.SYSIN. Only …

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