I am fairly new to TSO and am currently trying to copy about 60 members from a big PDS to another. I don't want to copy them all, only those 60. If I use 3.4 and put a 'c' in front of the ones I want or if I use 3.2 and put an 's' in front of the ones I want, I cannot edit these members once they have been copied to the new location. Is there a way of copying multiple members and making them editable in the new PDS without going file by file?
Joined: 26 Apr 2004 Posts: 4650 Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Whoa, wait a minute. Something's not right here.
If you are using ISPF option 3.4 (Data Set List Utility) to select a PDS, display the member list, and then copy selected members by placing a "C" on the selection line, and then selecting the target PDS for the copy, nothing in that process makes a member "non editable". As a matter of fact, I would think that if you don't have the authority to edit a member in a PDS, then I doubt you have the ability to copy a member into it either.
ISPF Option 3.2 (Data Set Utility) doesn't offer an option for copying members.
As cpuhawg has already mentioned, ISPF Option 3.3 (Move/Copy Utility) is also typically used for copying selected members.
If any of this is being done from within a source code change management system (i.e. SCLM, Endevor, Librarian, Panvalet, etc.) then none of what I've said above applies.
Thx, I figured it out with that. Like you said, use 3.3, type C in the command line and in the new window, put the TO dataset AND choose option 2 in the SCLM setting. If I don't choose option 2, I cannot edit the members.
Thx for the help!