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concatinate two VSAM datsets in ICETOOL STEP.

 
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Brahmananda Reddy Manipi
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: concatinate two VSAM datsets in ICETOOL STEP.
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Hi All Please let me know how to concatinate two VSAM datsets in ICETOOL STEP.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject:
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You CAN NOT concatenate VSAM files as you do with normal non VSAM files.

You need to develop some sort of logic to do what you want - maybe copy the two VSAM files to two flat files and then sort the concatenated flat files.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Please check this link :

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/DGT2D430/CCONTENTS?DT=20040624112123

section "3.6.3 Concatenating Data Sets Sequentially":
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A sequential concatenation can include sequential data sets, PDS members, PDSE members, and UNIX files. With sequential concatenation, the system treats a PDS, PDSE, or UNIX member as if it were a sequential data set. The system treats a striped extended-format data set as if it were a single-volume data set.

Rule: You cannot concatenate VSAM data sets.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hello Brahma,

What exactly you want to accomplish, if you tell us that - may be there can be some alternatives, something like:

1. REPRO both files into flat files.
2. Concatenate the files and eliminate any duplicates in key(SORT)
3. Load to your new VSAM.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject:
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This thread has come up with some "glue" I think..I keep on coming..Hello again.. icon_smile.gif

You could merge them using;
Code:
//SORTIN01 DD DISP=SHR,vsam.file1
//SORTIN02 DD DISP=SHR,vsam.file2
 MERGE FIELDS=(....)

But this presumes they are already in the sort-order that you desire.

Hopethis helps..
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