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veena_nagesh2002
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: How to create a clist dataset
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how to create a clist dataset

in every manual mentioned that create the PDS with dataset type as clist. but there is no such option in ISPF 3.2. so how to create the clist PDS where i want to code clist member in that

more over kindly let me know how to execute these clist jobs from my pds
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:37 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Unless there is some pressing reason to start working with clists, i'd recommend you invest your time in learning REXX. REXX is more versatile as well as having more people available who can provide assistance.

If you seriously want to look into clists, you might start here:
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/ikj4b840.pdf

To answer your dataset question, clist datasets are just some other partitioned datasets - they happen to contain clist components, rather than jcl or cobol code or whatever.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject:
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A FB,80 byte PDS can hold CLISTs. Some sites use a VB, 255 format for CLIST libraries so long commands do not span multiple lines. If you're EXecuting your code directly, either is OK.

If you're adding one to the TSO proc the format must match the other SYSPROC concatenated libraries.
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