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Difference in deleting a VSAM file using IDCAMS AND IEFBR14

 
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yerra

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Difference in deleting a VSAM file using IDCAMS AND IEFBR14
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What is the difference in deleting a VSAM file using IDCAMS AND IEFBR14
is there any difference in syntax and is there any condition where using idcams might create a problem and it goes fine if we use IEFBR14 UTILITY?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject:
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both does the same job where iefbr14 returns 0 always (whether the delete is successful or not) where as in idcams u need to provide the sysin delete parameter.

IDCAMS retruns non-zero return code for any problems in deleting the VSAM

in case the vsam is not present IEFBR14 retruns 0 whereas IDCAMS retruns 08.

IEFBR14

//STEP0010 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//VSAM1 DD DSN=VSAM1.FILE1,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
// SPACE=(TRK,(1,1))

IDCAMS

//STEP0010 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN DD *
DELETE VSAM1.FILE1 PURGE CLUSTER
//*
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