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I want to delete a file in a step that is bypassed.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: I want to delete a file in a step that is bypassed.
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Hi,

It may sound weird but this is the requirement.

I need to delete a file in a step even though when it is bypassed.
I can't use the PBSDR15 utility as this step is in PROC.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.


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Ekta
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject:
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Yes - sounds REALLY weird icon_biggrin.gif

What is the problem in leaving the file in place ?

Have you tried to override the PROC to dummy the DD from that step
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject:
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do you mean physically delete the dataset, or override the dd statement to DUMMY?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject:
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Weird requirement for sure.

If the step is bypassed, it's not being executed. If the file delete is that step, you're going to have to add a step, either in the PROC or separately, to delete the file.

If you mean that the file is used in a step that can be bypassed, your best bet is to add an IDCAMS step that deletes the file; don't use IEFBR14 since that'll cause a JCL error if the file doesn't exist.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject:
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Does the file get deleted when the step runs? Does the delete have to happen before further step(s) run?

Can you not add a step into the PROC that is cond-coded to execute only if the step you mention is bypassed/doesn't run? If not, and the remaining steps don't reference the file, can you add a step into the invoking job that will delete the file at end-of-job?

Garry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject:
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don't use IEFBR14 since that'll cause a JCL error if the file doesn't exist.

Tsk, and you a sysprog too icon_lol.gif

IEFBR14 does OK with DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),SPACE=(TRK,0)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject:
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Expat: do you REALLY think DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE) would be the first DISP that would be tried?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject:
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Robert Sample wrote:
Expat: do you REALLY think DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE) would be the first DISP that would be tried?

Of course, it's always the first one I try when deleting a dataset icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject:
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Robert,

since you have such little faith in the posters' ability to use DISP parm properly, maybe you should have included that in your original post,
then expat (a rookie for sure) would not have made his crude, improper and thoughless comment.

yeah, I am having a great day.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply to: I want to delete a file in a step that is bypassed
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yeah, I am having a great day.

I see icon_biggrin.gif
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