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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Browse a sequential file in VM/CMS
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Hi all,
we are currently using vm/cms operating system and we cannot directly browse the file directly.
Can we write a rexx code to browse the file...can anyone please help or let me the search word for my requirement...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Browse a sequential file.
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Can you elaborate on why you cannot browse the file?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject:
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because there is no ISPF panel like in MVS....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject:
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This PDF is hopefully applicable to your situation.

if indeed it is, refer to 19.1.4 Displaying a Text File's Contents
using the TYPE command.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

It has been far too long, but once upon a time i recall using "xedit". . .

Will this not work for you?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject:
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@Dick Brenholtz : Let me check this document and will get back to you after my research.

@dick: i am not aware of "xedit"...let me find out more about xedit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Xedit was available on every vm/cms system i used.

The basic command to look at/edit a file was:
xedit filename filetype filemode

Check with your support people.

Also, this was where i first saw rexx. . .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject:
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@dick scherrer: Yes, you are correct.

@dbzTHEdinosauer: can you provide me all the part of the same document. I am new to vm/cms or let me know the site where i can download it.

Thank you all for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject:
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I googled VM/CMS and looked thru available results until I found that PDF.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject:
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@dick scherrer: I want to start the topic again. XEDIT is only to view the entities in FL or RL or VMLIB....
But to view data in an epic file or vsam file we have to dump the data thru sort or easytrive in our RL and then view the file (dump data).
I wanted to create something like ZB command to browse the epic file. For example

BRZ TEST LCCDXXX

Where BRZ will be the exec
next input will give the region
next input will be name of file to browse.

Can this be done. can anyone provide me some information.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject:
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in case you did not get back to your thread about rexx:

VM Manuals
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Is your system actually running jobs in VM or is the VM system primarily the host for a DOS/VSE guest?

All of the VM id's i've had for 30 over years were to front for VSE environments. We used tools in VSE to look at and work with data used by/in vse .

What you might use would depend on which were installed - something the vse system support people would know. If your system is running vse, i expect there are some tools available.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:29 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,

All the jobs are running in VM and there is no tool to view the data in epic or vsam files. we need to dump in RL(readers list) and then view.
What actually i am thinking is to write a generic REXX or COBOL code read the input file and dump the data just as ZB command will do in TSO.

Note: this is not a requirement but just to make life simple when working with VM. icon_biggrin.gif
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Hello,

Something that might help is DITTO - a file utility that is very old and runs (ran) on mvs, dos, dos/vse, vm, z/os, etc.

It is possibly (probably) available on your VM system.

There is some intro info here:
http://dtsc.dfw.ibm.com/MVSDS/'HTTPD2.DITLPMST.PDF'
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