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avinashgup

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Line command to deletes datasets
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Hi,

I am looking for a line command that can be used to mass delete datasets from option 3.4 in ISPF.

For instance there are 300 datasets starting with the qualifier TEST10.*.*
And i need to delete all of them using a line command.

Please let me know if there is any such command.

Thanks.

Avinash
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject:
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TSO DELETE 'TEST10.*.*'
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject:
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This is throwing an error saying that "REENTER THIS OPERAND". I am not sure if we can use the wild card qualifier with the delete command.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject:
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maybe not hlq.*.* - I can not test it here because at my site, the HLQ is the same for every ds for about 100 of us.
but HLQ.MLQ.* works.

either that or you did not type properly.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Line command to deletes datasets
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It's documented that DELETE won't work against a single HLQ.

Seems like there's a few options:

1. Write a small CLIST or REXX exec to use ISPF Dialog Services to replicate the same process.

2. Print the dataset list to a file, edit the file and add a DELETE command in front of each dataset name, and then run that through IDCAMS.
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