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Deleting a sequential file using CLIST

 
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nvsnaidu

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Deleting a sequential file using CLIST
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For example I have a sequential dataset like 'TST.GL.BSC.DATASET' and want to delete it using a CLIST. How can i prepare a CLIST to delete it and how to execute the CLIST. Please help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject:
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Have you searched the forum for the syntax - hint - the same as would be used in REXX
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Deleting a sequential file using CLIST
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A CLIST wouldn't delete a dataset. That's an operating system function, not a CLIST function.

That being said, your CLIST, since it needs the TSO environment to run in, could just call the TSO command DELETE.

Or, just as you would in batch or in TSO, allocate a DD with that dataset and give it a disposition of OLD DELETE or MOD DELETE. Then, with the subsequent TSO FREE command, the dataset will be deleted.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Deleting a sequential file using CLIST
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can you please give an example of how the code looks like
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject:
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TSO DELETE dsn

or TSO HELP DELETE
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject:
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expat wrote:
Have you searched the forum for the syntax - hint - the same as would be used in REXX
Well, have you ?
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