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How to code DISP parameter to use the same output dasaset

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: How to code DISP parameter to use the same output dasaset
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hi everyone..

i am new user to mainframe programming. i have recently gone through JCL. i am little confused for DISP keyword. When i submit a JCL which includes output in a new PS..... for example : when i merge or sort the data in one PS and get the output in the new PS, i need to change the name of the PS, everytime i submit the JCL. is there any part of code that i may not need to rename the output PS i.e everytime i submit a JCL, first it may check for the PS in which i want the output. Incase the PS exist it may delete the same and in case no such PS exists then it may create the new PS for the output.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Query for Disposition keyword...
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HI,

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Incase the PS exist it may delete the same and in case no such PS exists then it may create the new PS for the output.


I believe these is no such Disp parameter for the same.

You can use DISP=Shr, if you do not want to delete the existing PS. It will just Overright it.

Hope It clears your doubt.

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Rupesh
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Query for Disposition keyword...
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thanks rupesh for ur interest.

though i have not tried the suggested instruction, however, you understand the issue. i actually want to override the pre-existing PS. let me try the same.

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