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How to Check given dataset is VSAM or PS file

 
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Ashok09

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: How to Check given dataset is VSAM or PS file
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Hi,

How to check the given dataset is VSAM or PS file thru jcl.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:17 pm    Post subject:
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you could always do a listcat on the file and call it vsam.

if the job runs ok, it is vsam.
if the job has a non-zero return code, you know that it is not vsam (or you spelled the dsn incorrectly, or a million other reasons)

since it is so easy to look at a 3.4 panel and derive the info,

if you would state your purpose - is a follow-on step/job dependent on the info?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject:
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Its working now i used LISTCAT LVL in IDCAMS utility. checked with return code. returns vsam-0 nonvsam-4. icon_smile.gif

thanks Dick Brenholtz
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