Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

Command to delete all the lines with specific string.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> JCL & VSAM
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
shreevamsi

Active User


Joined: 23 Feb 2006
Posts: 305
Location: Hyderabad,India

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: Command to delete all the lines with specific string.
Reply with quote

Hi,

My requirement is to select all the lines in a member with a particular string andl delete all the lines with single command.

Could anyone let me know the command. I remember there is a command for that. But couldn't recollect.

~Vamsi
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

superk

Moderator Team Head


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 4648
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Command to delete all the lines with specific string.
Reply with quote

Well, if it were me, and if I was editing the member in an ISPF EDIT session, I would first exclude all of the records containg the string:

X 'STRING' ALL

then I would delete all of the excluded records:

DEL X ALL

then I would save the edited data:

SAVE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
shreevamsi

Active User


Joined: 23 Feb 2006
Posts: 305
Location: Hyderabad,India

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

superk,

What is the basic difference between DEL all X and DEL all NX

~Vamsi
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
superk

Moderator Team Head


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 4648
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Command to delete all the lines with specific string.
Reply with quote

One is DELETE ALL EXCLUDED.

The other is DELETE ALL NON-EXCLUDED.

They are inverse operations of each other.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mmwife

Super Moderator


Joined: 30 May 2003
Posts: 1592

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Adding to what K suggested, you might want to enter "flip" (no quotes) on the cmd line after issuing the "X 'STRING' ALL".

This will allow you to see what you're deleting before you do. Many times you get more (or less) than you bargained for. You can also get the same result with:

x all;f all 'string'

If you're satisfied, then enter del all nx.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> JCL & VSAM All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts Fail to change physical VSAM filename... jacobdng CICS 5 Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:36 pm
No new posts syncsort: copy lines after the keyword shreya19 SYNCSORT 7 Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:47 am
No new posts JCL to delete component in a package sundaram.naveen Compuware & Other Tools 14 Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:21 pm
No new posts What is the command to check MODE of ... rohanthengal CLIST & REXX 7 Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:48 pm
No new posts How to delete second instance from Fl... Gunapala CN DFSORT/ICETOOL 6 Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:42 pm


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us