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Deleting a record(a row) in pds or ps using rexx

 
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ceasar

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:39 pm    Post subject: Deleting a record(a row) in pds or ps using rexx
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Hi
I need a program to delete a record (any line) inside ps or pds using rexx.
the program must read a ps/pds and delete a particular line/record in an array....


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Ceasar
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ofer71

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject:
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There is no REXX direct function to delete a record from dataset. However, you still have at least 3 options:

1) Use ISPF services LMMGET/LMMPUT to read and write the records back.

2) Use EXECIO to read and write records.

3) If the file is EDITable, you can use edit macro.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Deleting a record(a row) in pds or ps using rexx
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I can't figure out from the origina post why the user wouldn't just edit the dataset and delete the row/rows?
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