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Aaru

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: JCL to create an alias for a dataset
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In my site i have seen alias referring to datasets. The alias remains the same even when the dataset that is referred changes. I tried creating an alias but was not able to create the same. I searched and googled but coudn't get a JCL. I need a JCL to create an alias for a dataset.
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murmohk1

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject:
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Aaru,

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referring to datasets

You mean flat files.

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In my site i have seen

Why dont you speak with your team/shop people and let us know how are you doing the same?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: JCL to create an alias for a dataset
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You mean flat files.


No, PDS. Let me explain. I have an alias HLQ.XXXX.PDS. When i open this PDS HLQ.YYYY.CYCLE.ZZZZ opens with all the members. We keep creating new datasets with the new CYCLE no but retain the same alias name. I want to know how this is done?

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Why dont you speak with your team/shop people and let us know how are you doing the same?


Is alias not a general term? I guess most of the shops would use this and i dont think this is site-specific. Sure I will wait for few more replies and shall ask my shop people after that.

Thanks murali for the details.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply to: JCL to create an alias for a dataset
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Why don' t You take a look at the idcams documentation ??

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply to: JCL to create an alias for a dataset
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Thanka a lot enrico. I tried with IDCAMS and it worked.

Code:

//STEP1 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS                               
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                               
//SYSIN DD *                                         
 DEFINE ALIAS (NAME(HLQ.ALIAS)         -     
               RELATE(HLQ.TEST.COBO1))       
/*                                                   
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