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Gursharan Khalsa

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Browsing vsam file without fileaid
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how can we see the content /browse a vsam file without fileaid.i know there is a command ,,,, but i dont remember...can anyone help me out.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject:
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Only with a paid for product - just like fileaid.

Please search the forum for previous posts on this subject
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject:
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DITTO can be used. But it's again a 'paid for product' type.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject:
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Some freewares may be available. I haven't tried them but check this link
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject:
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Take a look at file 268 on CBTTAPE.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Something fairly simple (and free) would be to copy some number of selected recrods from the vsam file (using your sort product) to a small qsam file, then directly viewing that file of selected records.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply to: Browsing vsam file without fileaid
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Also, you can use the command "BR" in the DSLIST screen to browse a VSAM file
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

BR is a site-specific feature - it is not part of standard tso/ispf.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

You can use the command also, go to 3.4 option go to the VSAM DATASET DATA component and at the left end of the data set write the command as PRINT ID (/) CHAR which can over write dataset name also
then press enter you can able to see the content of VSAM dataset.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject:
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PRINT ID (/) CHAR

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Bingo....yup i was looking for this command only...


thanx a lot
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject:
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hi friends
tell me about
PRINT ID (/) CHAR
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject:
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PRINT ID (/) CHAR


Has anyone taken the time to step back here and consider the implications when used against a multi million record file ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Browsing vsam file without fileaid
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Of course not. . .

Convenience counts - resource usage does not. . . icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:38 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

I was not aware of the above command & used it ... heck it was like as if I 'mundered' some one...the whole screen was filled up with information about VSAM records in red color. Had to hit 'ESC' key to get rid of that.
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