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mytags

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Editing VSAM files
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Hi friends,
I need to edit a vsam ksds file for some Testing purposes, i just converted it into VSAM ESDS and edited the fields ,the fields are non key too,But when i tried to convert it again into vsam Ksds causing some errors.if don't mind can anybody please give a suggestion for editing the KSDS.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

For editing the VSAM KSDS we can make use of FILE-AID or DITTO tool


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need to edit a vsam ksds file for some Testing purposes, i just converted it into VSAM ESDS and edited the fields


Please let me know how you converted the VSAM KSDS to VSAM ESDS file, it will be helpfull for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

This topic has been discussed many times, please search the forum. For Your reference some similiar topic links are here..

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=29916&highlight=vsam
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=28857&highlight=vsam
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=28280&highlight=vsam
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject:
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Hi friends,
Thanks alot for your kind response.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject:
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Personally, I would REPRO to a flat file and perform the edits there and then REPRO back to the KSDS
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Expat,
If you don't mind can you please tell me ,is it not possible using File Aid? I got the error while doing this with File Aid.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

What error did you get?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject:
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mytags wrote:
Hi Expat,
If you don't mind can you please tell me ,is it not possible using File Aid? I got the error while doing this with File Aid.
With Thanks
Hari. icon_smile.gif

I tend to do things in the universally available way, by using IDCAMS and editors that are available at all sites, that way I do not become reliant on any one product that may make me look an idiot when faced with the same scenario at a site that does not have that product installed and I then can not resolve a problem.

Yes, modern software tools are great, but they also tend to minimise the learing of universal practices, which in my view make you more marketable. Once at an interview the interviwer asked why not use fileaid instead, and I replied "what if your site did not have fileaid installed".
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject:
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hi Expat,
I just only explained ,but i think as you said using IDCAMS also i can solve the issue,being a technocrat i too think its the right way.
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