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Vijila S

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: To browse the information details of Tape entry
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I need to browse the details of tape entry.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to: To browse the information details of Tape entry
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See these previous topics for suggestions:

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=26061
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=24241
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=7734
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject:
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Use the following STEP to execute ur requirement.

Code:

//COPYREC  EXEC PGM=SORT                                           
//SYSPRINT DD   SYSOUT=*                                           
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*                                                               
//SORTIN   DD   DSN=YOUR.TAPE.DSN,DISP=SHR       
//SORTOUT  DD   DSN=YOUR.DASD.DSN,                       
//             DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE),                         
//             SPACE=(CYL,(10,15),RLSE)                             
//SYSIN    DD  *                                                   
  OPTION COPY                                                 
/*                                         


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:06 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

If the data on tape is high volume, i'd suggest you copy selected records to dasd, rather than the entire file.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,

Yes you are right. If we have milions of records, we need to copy selected needed records. If file contains less number of records, we can copy total file.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject:
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But how do you conclude how large the tape file is.. Synctool can come handy in this, right?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: To browse the information details of Tape entry
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Hello,

Most systems use automated tape management software.

The tape management system records how much data is on a file/tape.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reading system info for Tape entry dataset
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use this command

TSO DFRMM
1
2
GIVE THE DATASET NAME with OWNER as *, LIMIT as *
SELECT THE DATASET AS S
It will give u all details about the taped dataset
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

I think this command is site specific..I didn't find it in my shop. I use TSO MYTMS.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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I need to browse the details of tape entry.
Has your question been answered?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

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But how do you conclude how large the tape file is.. Synctool can come handy in this, right?


yes, we can find howmany records are present in a tape file using ICEMAN.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject:
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Talk to the storage gurus who usually have a readily available report on exactly what you need to know.

Why waste time and resource recreating what usually already exists ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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yes, we can find how many records are present in a tape file using ICEMAN.


Please read (re-read) the replies. . . .

There is usually no reason to pass an entire tape file to simply learn how many records are on the file. . . That is just a waste of resources.

I realize that one might need to pick up the phone, send an e-mail, or maybe just walk a bit, but who knows - one just might learn a new way to certain info as well as make a valuable contact. . .[/quote]
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