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can I make PS or PDS files through COBOL

 
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sachin.mandaliya

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: can I make PS or PDS files through COBOL
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I want to make new PS or PDS file through COBOL program.

So, plz suggest me that wether it's possible or not and if it's possible than how it's possible?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject:
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Sachin,

U cannot create a PS or PDS file from a stand alone COBOL pgm, but this can be done when u execute a COBOL pgm using a JCL, the creation of a DS is done by the JCL which executes the COBOL pgm.

If u have heard about Internal reader concept , i.e.. writing a file wioth JCL statements adn executing the written file by using INTRDR, u can also use this LOGIC, but still u would require a JCL to do this.



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Thamilzan.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: about internal reader
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prav_06 wrote:
Sachin,

U cannot create a PS or PDS file from a stand alone COBOL pgm, but this can be done when u execute a COBOL pgm using a JCL, the creation of a DS is done by the JCL which executes the COBOL pgm.

If u have heard about Internal reader concept , i.e.. writing a file wioth JCL statements adn executing the written file by using INTRDR, u can also use this LOGIC, but still u would require a JCL to do this.



Cheer's,

Thamilzan.
Thanx for giving an answer of my question.

But I want to know abt the JCL Internal reader .
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: about internal reader
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sachin.mandaliya wrote:
But I want to know abt the JCL Internal reader .
start here http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=17796&highlight=internal+reader
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject:
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we can create PS/PDS using INTRDR throgh cobol program.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: can I make PS or PDS files through COBOL
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There are plenty of topics that describe how to use dynamic allocation within a program, and how to use the Internal Reader.

Here's just a few of them:

http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=13755
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=9603
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=7472
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=3895
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