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joy_deep

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Copy Members
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Hi,

I want to copy selected patterned members from one PDS to another.

Eg: I have one PDS say A.B.C, in which 400 members are there, I want to copy 250 Members, starting with INV* to another PDS say D.E.F. Can we do it through Rexx?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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I want to copy selected patterned members from one PDS to another.

Go ahead, nobody will prevent You form doing it
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Can we do it through Rexx?


if You do not want YES/NO answers do not ask YES/NO questions

to make the most out of the questions You ask and to forecast the comments You might receive
it would be wise for You to read and meditate on
how to ask questions the smart way
here http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
or .. for a more PC language
here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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Can we do it through Rexx?

Yes. We can.

Do you want how also? icon_wink.gif

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Please help. I am new to Rexx and I need a little help here.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject:
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What is the problem with just using ISPF Option 3.3?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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why reinvent the wheel when ispf option 3.3 provides such facility just by asking

here is the panel flow


Code:
   Menu  RefList  Utilities  Help                                               
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
                               Move/Copy Utility                               
 Option ===> c                                                                 
                                                                               
  C  Copy data set or member(s)          CP Copy and print                     
  M  Move data set or member(s)          MP Move and print                     
                                                                               
 Specify "From" Data Set below, then press Enter key                           
                                                                               
 From ISPF Library:                                                             
    Project . . . ENRICO        (--- Options C and CP only         ---)         
    Group . . . . ISPF     . . .          . . .          . . .                 
    Type  . . . . EXEC                                                         
    Member  . . . isf*             (Blank or pattern for member list,           
                                    "*" for all members)                       
                                                                               
 From Other Partitioned or Sequential Data Set:                                 
    Name  . . . . . . .                                                         
    Volume Serial . . .            (If not cataloged)                           
                                                                               
 Data Set Password  . .            (If password protected)                     


Code:
   Menu  RefList  Utilities  Help                                               
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
 COPY     From ENRICO.ISPF.EXEC                                                 
 Command ===>                                                                   
                                                                               
 Specify "To" Data Set Below                                                   
                                                                               
 To ISPF Library:                 Options:                                     
    Project  . . ENRICO              Enter "/" to select option                 
    Group  . . . ISPF                   Replace like-named members             
    Type . . . . dummy               /  Process member aliases                 
                                                                               
 To Other Partitioned or Sequential Data Set:                                   
    Name  . . . . . . .                                                         
    Volume Serial . . .           (If not cataloged)                           
                                                                               
 Data Set Password  . .           (If password protected)                       
                                                                               
 To Data Set Options:                                                           
    Sequential Disposition        Pack Option         SCLM Setting             
    1  1. Mod                     3  1. Yes           3  1. SCLM               
       2. Old                        2. No               2. Non-SCLM           
                                     3. Default          3. As is               


Code:
   Menu  RefList  Utilities  Help                                               
 — ◊———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————◊ ——
 C ◊                       Allocate Target Data Set                        ◊   
 C ◊ Command ===>                                                          ◊   
   ◊                                                                       ◊   
 S ◊ Specified data set ENRICO.ISPF.DUMMY                                  ◊   
   ◊ does not exist.                                                       ◊   
 T ◊ If you wish to allocate this data set, select one of the options      ◊   
   ◊ below.                                                                ◊   
   ◊                                                                       ◊   
   ◊ Allocation Options:                                                   ◊   
   ◊    1. Allocate using the attributes of:                               ◊   
 T ◊       ENRICO.ISPF.EXEC                                                ◊   
   ◊    2. Specify allocation attributes                                   ◊   
   ◊                                                                       ◊   
   ◊    Use existing SMS attributes for option 1                           ◊   
 D ◊                                                                       ◊   
   ◊ Instructions:                                                         ◊   
 T ◊   Press ENTER to allocate data set.                                   ◊   
   ◊   Enter CANCEL or END to cancel allocation.                           ◊   
   ◊———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————◊   
       2. Old                        2. No               2. Non-SCLM           
                                     3. Default          3. As is               


Code:
   Menu  Functions  Utilities  Help                                             
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
 COPY        ENRICO.ISPF.EXEC      TO ENRICO.ISPF.DUMMY      Row 00001 of 00004
 Command ===>s *                                                Scroll ===> CSR 
    Name     Prompt          Size    Created           Changed            ID   
 . ISFT00                      30   2011/09/15   2011/09/15 07:59:42    ENRICO 
 . ISFT01                      42   2011/06/15   2011/09/14 17:50:24    ENRICO 
 . ISFT02                      38   2011/06/15   2011/06/15 10:44:22    ENRICO 
 . ISFT03                      47   2011/06/15   2011/06/15 10:53:19    ENRICO 
   **End**                                                                     


Code:
   Menu  Functions  Utilities  Help                                             
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
 COPY        ENRICO.ISPF.EXEC      TO ENRICO.ISPF.DUMMY      Row 00001 of 00004
 Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR 
    Name     Prompt          Size    Created           Changed            ID   
 . ISFT00   *COPIED            30   2011/09/15   2011/09/15 07:59:42    ENRICO 
 . ISFT01   *COPIED            42   2011/06/15   2011/09/14 17:50:24    ENRICO 
 . ISFT02   *COPIED            38   2011/06/15   2011/06/15 10:44:22    ENRICO 
 . ISFT03   *COPIED            47   2011/06/15   2011/06/15 10:53:19    ENRICO 
   **End**
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joy_deep

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject:
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I have to select 150 members manually. That's tiring. Also, this is repeated task. Everytime if I have to select so many members... and so I need a Rexx program to do it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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reread Your initial request and the panel sequence I showed You
it fits perfectly Your requirement

and if You do not fill the mask in the initial screen, when the member list is shown You can use any <arbitrary> mask ,
for example s *zzz*

and an advice, before writing tools ( or rather as in this case use what others have developed )
learn to use those You have available
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject:
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From ISPF Library:                                                             
    Project . . . ENRICO        (--- Options C and CP only         ---)         
    Group . . . . ISPF     . . .          . . .          . . .                 
    Type  . . . . EXEC                                                         
    Member  . . . isf*


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 COPY        ENRICO.ISPF.EXEC      TO ENRICO.ISPF.DUMMY      Row 00001 of 00004
 Command ===>s *   


you will receive little sympathy from us.

half a dozen keys stroks, hit enter a couple of times
and it is done.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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joy_deep, when posting in this forum, there is a certain amount of background material that we expect you to already know, and there are some default assumptions we have to make unless you explicitly state otherwise. You are expected to have in-depth knowledge of the environment(s) where you're REXX exec is to be used. That may be batch/MVS, TSO, ISPF, DB2, or one of the many others. If you want to manage datasets, we expect you to have to necessary technical knowledge related to those processes.

That being said, let's move on. REXX doesn't deal with datasets. It relies on the external environments to do that. The normal method of copying PDS members from one PDS to another is to use the IBM IEBCOPY utility. If this is a batch process (and you haven't told us that it isn't) then you can just use the IEBCOPY and pretty much forget about the REXX exec. Building up from there, if you're familiar with ISPF Library Management (LM) Services, especially the LMMCOPY Service, you can use them in a REXX program just like you would in any other program. If you want to be somewhere in between either option, you can do individual copies of members one-at-a-time, using IEBGENER, SORT, or even the basic REXX EXECIO functions (I wouldn't recommend that, though), in a loop structure where you use TSO to allocate the input and output DD's and to call the appropriate utility/program.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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Dick,
being able to quote in the resume
skills... ISPF / REXX tool developing is more <exciting> isn' t it icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject:
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Yes, it fits. But I am looking for a better and easier way to do it.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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But I am looking for a better and easier way to do it.


You have to tell the source dataset YES
You have to tell the destination dataset YES
You have to allocate the destination dataset YES
You have to specify the members to be copied YES

ISPF does all that for You
if You can think that You can do it in a better way go ahead
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Thanks! I did not know about "S *" option.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Copy Members
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take note also of the <arbitrary> pattern capability s *zzz*

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