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h.dinesh

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Creating Datasets in Lower Case
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Hi All,

Is it possible to create datasets by naming them in lower case? If yes then how to create them and can we use them like other normal datasets or any special rule applies for their usage?

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DavidatK

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: Creating Datasets in Lower Case
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Nope,

Code:

.        3 //DDA      DD  DSN=your.ps.lower,                           
.          //             DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE),                       
.          //             SPACE=(80,(1,1),RLSE),AVGREC=K,             
.          //             RECFM=FB,LRECL=80                           
.SARPAGE 3                                                             
. STMT NO. MESSAGE                                                     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER y ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER o ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER u ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER r ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER p ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER s ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER l ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER o ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER w ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER e ON THE DD STATEMENT     
.        3 IEFC620I UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER r ON THE DD STATEMENT     


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h.dinesh

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Dave...I also got similar messages when I tried. I got doubt when I read the following in ISPF Manual

Member Name Conventions
ISPF allows you to create member names that follow this ISPF naming convention: 1st character Alphabetic or special (@,#,$) 2nd?8th characters Alphabetic, numeric, or special (@,#,$)Note: Special characters are as defined in the U.S. English code page (037): @ (X?7C?), # (X?7B?), $ (X?5B?)

All member names created within ISPF are converted to uppercase. If you create members outside of ISPF that do not meet these conventions, they are displayed in ISPF member lists and can be selected from those lists. These member names can also be specified for the Browse service with the exception of member names containing lowercase alphabetics. (ISPF converts the member name to uppercase before searching for the member and therefore cannot process a lowercase member.) Member names not meeting the ISPF naming convention are not supported for the other ISPF services.

I still have a doubt because of above paragraph.

Dinesh
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