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What is XDC and What is the use of it

 
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Mi3

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:20 am    Post subject: What is XDC and What is the use of it
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Hi everyone,

I know that XDC is a command for saving the spool data after a JCL had been executed/run.

What I want to know is "Does XDC have any abbreviation? What was it's primary use? "

I'm working on this at present and am hoping to submit a two page report to my team.

I would like to request you out there to help me in this regard.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: What is XDC and What is the use of it
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Mi3 wrote:
I know that XDC is a command for saving the spool data after a JCL had been executed/run.
What I want to know is "Does XDC have any abbreviation? What was it's primary use? "
Without a tso terminal in front of me, I can't tell you what XDC stands for, Why don't you just look, like an F1?
IIRC, the "C" is CLOSE and the "D" is dataset, what do YOU think the "X" is for????
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject:
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X is for PRINT. This is from the fine manual.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject:
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Strange formulation
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"Does XDC have any abbreviation

XDC is an abbreviation.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Thanks
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Thanks Ofer71.

PeD,
Well, XDC is an abbreviation. Accepted. icon_smile.gif
The intended Question was "What does XDC stand for... or, XDC is an abbreviation for ___ "

Anyways, Thanks for the correction !
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject:
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No problem. icon_smile.gif
HNY for Happy New Year

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:17 am    Post subject:
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My guess is "xmit data...." uh uh uh ..... "contents"?? icon_confused.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject:
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Or maybe "xfere data content".
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:22 am    Post subject:
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From Reading the Fine Manual:

"XDC" means "print and close"
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:34 am    Post subject:
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TizMe wrote:
From Reading the Fine Manual:
"XDC" means "print and close"
Yea, we already know that.
What does the "X" stand for?
"print and close"? What happened to the "D"?
You read the FM, provide complete answers icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: What is XDC and What is the use of it
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Hi all

XDC is : X for output,d-dataset , c- close after print.

This information i got from: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg246880.pdf

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What is XDC and What is the use of it
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X means Print (or eXport) - They couldn't use P because that means 'Purge output'

(from the help screen)
X - Print. If a print file is not already open,
open and print to a default SYSOUT data set.
XS - Display the panel for specifying attributes of the
SYSOUT, then print to the SYSOUT.
XD - Display the panel for specifying attributes of a
data set, then print to the data set.
XF - Display the panel for specifying a preallocated DDNAME,
then print to the DDNAME.
XC, XSC, XDC, XFC - Print to and close the SYSOUT, data set, or
ddname. Closing the SYSOUT releases it for printing.

To use it you must first use XD to specify a dataset name

Code:
ISFPNO41                    SDSF Open Print Data Set                         
COMMAND INPUT ===>                                            SCROLL ===> CSR
                                                                             
                                                                             
Data set name  ===> sdsf.output                                           
Member to use  ===>                                                         
Disposition    ===> new       (OLD, NEW, SHR, MOD)                         
                                                                             
If the data set is to be created, specify the following.                     
Volume serial will be used to locate existing data sets if specified.       
                                                                             
Management class     ===>           (Blank for default management class)     
Storage class        ===>           (Blank for default storage class)       
  Volume serial      ===>           (Blank for authorized default volume)   
  Device type        ===>           (Generic unit or device address)         
Data class           ===>           (Blank for default data class)           
  Space units        ===> BLKS      (BLKS, TRKS, CYLS, BY, KB, or MB)       
  Primary quantity   ===> 500       (In above units)                         
  Secondary quantity ===> 500       (In above units)                         
  Directory blocks   ===>           (Zero for sequential data set)           
  Record format      ===> VBA                                               
  Record length      ===> 240                                               
  Block size         ===> 3120 


Press enter and the sdsf output is written to file: userid.sdsf.output

then enter XC to close the dataset.
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