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Steps to be followed to change the copybook

 
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cvkumar59

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Steps to be followed to change the copybook
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Hi friends,
I am supposed to change a copybook . where i should start and let me know the steps which i have to follow during the process.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Kumar,

To make the changes in copybook, also identify the programs which will get affected due to the copybook change(the programs using this copybook).

Make the necessary changes in Copybook, after that compile the programs which will get affected and then create a package to move this into production.

I have given just a broad view, so please let us know if you need the specific steps.

Also let me know if I am wrong.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:01 pm    Post subject:
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If you change the structure of the copybook (not only the fields names), make sure that the other programs doesn't MOVE the copybook to some other structure.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: change in copybook
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Hi,
How to list out the effected programs . Is it that we have to use any tool for that....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject:
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Use SUPERC to look for the copybook name in your sources library.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Steps to be followed to change the copybook
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Hi ,
Plz give a clear guidance to me . This was an interview question i had faced . Now i dont have any mainframe access also. explain the process step by step.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject:
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Hi Frds,

Plz explain me How to create package ? and also the SUPERC ?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Sharda,

1. First u need to identify how many program are using that particular copybook:

thats u can do using Superc ( or 3.14)

2. Now change the copy book sturcture.

3. Check in the program which u got from the first step if there any group move to that copy book if it is there than make appropiate changes & again compile the program & test it.

Hope it will helpful
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Steps to be followed to change the copybook
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Sometimes for a widely used copybook, programmers create a separate copybook to define Working Storage Area, rather than coding there itself.

In this case you'll also have to change WS Copybook accordingly.
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