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How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using REXX

 
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Abhishek m

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using REXX
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Here is my requirement -

1. I've coded a REXX exec that opens a new screen and goes to Option A. 8 (i.e A->Tools 8-> View&Deliver). I have used the ISPF service statment
"Select pgm(ISPSTRT) parm(A.8)" here how can I pass the name of the JCL?
2. Once entered I need to browse the JCL and and want to get some data from it and store in a member of a PDS.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using RE
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Your requirement is CLEAR AS MUD...
whatever View&Delivery is ( home grown - third party ) You have to look at the <thing>' s docs
to see if and how invoke it thru a shortcut and pass the proper parameters

how do You expect us to tell how to <use> something we know nothing about
and is so poorly described ?

but if on the other side You wanted to refer to ... CA-DELIVER anD CA-VIEW
the CA manuals will tell You all You might want to know about them ...
if these are the products You are referring to Your organization has the manuals available somewhere...
and NO we cannot provide them ... CA is pretty snotty about copyright issues icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject:
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Enrico,

Sorry since its my first post over here , i guess i missed out to explain clearly. Yes its a third party tool.

Let me ask a simpler example -

I need to browse a file using FileAid. Here file name should be passed as a parameter. I need this to be done using REXX.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject:
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YOU, and only you, need to read the documentation for whichever product that you are using to see if what you want is possible.

Most product documentation is not as freely available as that from IBM, so if you are a lisenced user of the product then the documentation should be accessible.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using RE
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what You wanted to do is quite clear ...
You want to issue some <command> to <browse> <something> using<some product> ...

can You use REXX to issue the command ... YES
using Address <THEPROPERENVIRONMENT> You can issue commands to any properly setup environment

<browse> or any other action You might want to undertake is irrelevant to the overall logic

<jcl> ore any other kind of object ... same as above

You have just one issue to understand about ( and we certainly cannot do it for You )
is the <THING> You want to use is capable to understand all the above ...

as far as using FILEAID all the above concern hold
look at the FILEAID manuals to see if a FILEAID is <scriptable>
IBM File Manager ( IBM FILEAID counterpart ) is fully scriptable and callable using REXX

to verify the same for FILEAID You will have to look at the manuals Yourself ..
and NO, we cannot provide You nor the manuals nor the link
- not every company as the same open minded approach as IBM
- I wonder why such stupidity

PS ...
IBM FILEMANAGER for example supports the direct invocation of almost any function

if if was IBM filemanager You could use the simple command
FILEMGR DSB <your dataset>

not endorsing a particular product but hint what similarities to look for
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using RE
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Hi Enrico,

Quote:
I wonder why such stupidity
Possibly to make getting the info more difficult for places that simply "steal" the product and pay no fee for use . . . ?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

I guess you guys are not understanding my requirement -

Basically what i need is
1. My Rexx code should ask for the file name and the copybook to the user.

2.using the above two information Rexx code should open this file using the given copybook in FILEAID.

However i have coded the REXX exec for first point, all i need is the way/statmenmt that can open this file using the given copybook in FILEAID.

I hope you guys know what file aid is.

Thanks,
Abhishek
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using RE
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Just drop the condescending attitude icon_evil.gif

You asked for ...
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I need to browse a file using FileAid. Here file name should be passed as a parameter. I need this to be done using REXX.


what is the bullshit about US not understanding Your requirement
and asking if we know file aid...
You better change attitude or You will have a very short life around here
and also in the IT profession
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Enrico i Apologize if my comments hurt u, However i didnot mean to show any attitude all i was asking is wheather u guys know about File aid if not i can explain in depth..

I am new to REXX programming and to this forum so i need help from u guys to get through my requirement.

Sorry & thanks,
Abhishek
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject:
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However i have coded the REXX exec for first point, all i need is the way/statmenmt that can open this file using the given copybook in FILEAID.

I hope you guys know what file aid is.
I think the better question is why are you not raising your question with the vendor? If what you want to do can be done at all, the vendor is VASTLY more likely to know how to do it and any pitfalls you would need to be aware of. A forum like this is NOT a good place for vendor-specific questions; that's why vendors have support web sites.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse the JCL in View&Deliver using RE
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It takes much more than that to hurt me icon_cool.gif

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However i didnot mean to show any attitude all i was asking is wheather u guys know about File aid if not i can explain in depth..


people answering here do it
on their time,
free of charge
based on their experience
the interest of the topic ( in this case near zero icon_biggrin.gif )

if nobody had the need for something similar ( for a quick and dirty reply )
the chances of somebody spending time to develop and test something just to answer Your question are pretty slim ...

the question has been asked quite a few times around here,
but IIRC never received any answer apart read the manuals to see if
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for the information. I will search through the internet for this and if i find the answer i will post it over here so that it will be helpfull for someone..

Thanks alot..
Abhishek
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