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mainframe_techie

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Can we change the creation date of a dataset
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Hi,

Can we change the creation date of a dataset.To my knowledge, we cant.
Any other opinions ??

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MT
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:36 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Do you want to change the creeate date to "today" or do you want to just pick a date?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply to: Can we change the creation date of a dataset
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Hello,

I want to change it to today, but I would also like to know the other one.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:03 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

I don't know if "the other one" can easily be done.

If you want to change the create date to today, rename the existing dataset and then copy it to the original name (or copy the original to some newname and then rename them both). There will then be a file with the creation date of today.

Having said that, there may be reasons why this should not be done. . . .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Can we change the creation date of a dataset
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mainframe_techie wrote:
Hi,

Can we change the creation date of a dataset.To my knowledge, we cant.
Any other opinions ??

Thanks
MT

My first question would be "Why would you want to ?" - What benefit will this have.

Hey Dick, surely you've zapped a VTOC in the past. Wouldn't that work.
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Hi Expat,

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Hey Dick, surely you've zapped a VTOC in the past.


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I don't know if "the other one" can easily be done


Surely, not something i'd encourage. . .

As you say
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"Why would you want to ?" - What benefit will this have
Maybe i'm too suspicious - makes me wonder what "history" is being re-written. . .

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