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Delete PDS members without deleting dataset itself

 
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jaydeb

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Delete PDS members without deleting dataset itself
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I want to delete the members of a PDS dataset without deleting the dataset itself. Here, I don't know the exact number of members the PDS dataset is having, may be 100 or more.
How to write a job to delete these members of the PDS.

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Jaydeb
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Delete PDS members without deleting dataset itself
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Do You want to delete all the members or selectively ??

there are tools available to "empty/reset" the directory of a PDS/PDSE

the members You want to delete have some common patterns..

for example delete members starting_with or containing some string
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject:
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if it is one time task You can

go to ispf option 3.4
list Your dataset
choose the option m

on the command line issue the command

s * d

to delete all the members ( You can in the next panel turn confirm off )

or for a pattern

s aa* d

same as before

after deletion it would be better to compress te dataset if PDS
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Delete PDS members without deleting dataset itself
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Here's a couple of previous topics that may be relevant:

http://ibmmainframes.com/about6047.html
http://ibmmainframes.com/about16738.html
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jaydeb

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject:
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Hi All,

Thanks all for your help. I found ispf option 3.4 option more convenient.
Anyway, Thanks again to you all.

Thanks & Regards,
Jaydeb
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Priya_1985

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply to: Delete PDS members without deleting dataset itself
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Hi all

u hav a option S * d,for deleting selectively members..is there any command to delete the PDS selectively at a time.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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is there any command to delete the PDS selectively at a time
Please clarify - showing an example would help.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject:
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Using REXX you can list the PDS members and then delete them one by one.

There are numerous examples of using REXX to list a PDS on this forum, and all you need to do is to invoke IDCAMS in the REXX to delete them.
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