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Can a COBOL program read a Particioned Data Set (PO FILE)

 
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Rildo Ferreira

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Can a COBOL program read a Particioned Data Set (PO FILE)
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I need to write a cobol program to read and treat all JCL that are in a PO file. I wrote the program to do it, but it is abending with I/O error.
Can same one help me how to specify the SELECT clause for this kind of file?
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject:
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Hello Rildo and welcome to the forums,

If you post 2 or 3 sample members that will be "input" to your program and the output you want when those members are processed someone may have a suggestion.

If will also help if you post your jcl and the error message you are currently dealing with.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Can a COBOL program read a Particioned Data Set (PO FILE
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Rildo Ferreira wrote:
I need to write a cobol program to read and treat all JCL that are in a PO file. I wrote the program to do it, but it is abending with I/O error.
Can same one help me how to specify the SELECT clause for this kind of file?

Dare I ask what the treatment is that could not ordinarily be dealt with by existing functionality such as an ISPF edit macro ?
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Craq Giegerich

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject:
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Would you by any chance be trying to read and rewrite the same member? What error are you getting?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply to: Can a COBOL program read a Particioned Data Set (P
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As another thought, I would think that for working with PDS's, the use of ISPF Library Management (LM) services might be beneficial.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:11 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

I'm no COBOL programmer but I'm not sure you can specify organisation of PO in your SELECT statement, so I believe you need to specify each member on a separate DD statement in your JCL.


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