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Is it possible to compress open datasets in CICS environment

 
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Sudeept Panda

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to compress open datasets in CICS environment
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Do we have any tool or can we write some JCL to compress
Files which are open in the CICS environment and currently in use
without having to close them in CICS.

If already posted , kindly provide the link .
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SCARCEBOYZ

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject:
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you can directly compress datasets on 3.4 by entering command Z but dataset must be closed for this action else you wil receive a error that dataset is open.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is it possible to compress open datasets in CICS e
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it would be nice if You would clarify Your needs...
what datasets are You referring to ?
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Sudeept Panda

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is it possible to compress open datasets in CICS e
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I am referring to PDS datasets which are in use /open in CICS environment .
Kindly provide the links for any information on compressing these PDS .
I have searched the web but didn't get the desired result .
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:38 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Why do you think you have to compress cics datasets while cics is running?

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I am referring to PDS datasets which are in use /open in CICS environment .
This is not the requested answer. . . Name the ddnames or dsns.

You may want to consider changing these datasets to PDSE.
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