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sunil sharma

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:12 pm
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I want to edit a dataset from a jcl from a curser position. I am using the below code, but not able to do so.
Here (row,col) = CURSOR is used, but i am not getting the row and column number.

Code:

/*  REXX   */
Address ISREDIT                                                                 
"MACRO"                                                                         
Address ISPEXEC "CONTROL ERRORS RETURN"                                         
  /***********************************************/                             
  /*   BEGIN PROCESSING                          */                             
  /***********************************************/                             
  "(row,col) = CURSOR"                                                         
  "(data1) = LINE " row              /* data1 = cursor line          */         
  /**********************************/                                         
  /* Find start of data set name    */                                         
  /**********************************/                                         
  dsnstart = Pos('DSN=',data1)       /* look for DSN=                */         
  If dsnstart = 0 then do            /* no DSN =                     */         
    dsnstart = Pos('DSNAME=',data1)  /* look for DSNAME=             */         
    If dsnstart = 0 then do          /* no DSN= or DSNAME=           */         
      "CURSOR = " row col            /* cursor pos                   */         
      If col < 1 then dsnstart = 1   /* needed for ZB line cmd       */         
      Else dsnstart = col            /* assume cursor on DSN         */         
    End                                                                         
    Else dsnstart = dsnstart + 7     /* DSNAME= specified in JCL     */         
  End /* if dsnstart = 0 */                                                     
  Else dsnstart = dsnstart + 4       /* DSN = specified in JCL       */         
  /**********************************/                                         
  /* Find end of data set name      */                                         
  /**********************************/                                         
  dsnend = Pos(',',data1,dsnstart)   /* look for comma at end of dsn */         
  If dsnend = 0 then do              /* no comma found               */         
    dsnend = Pos(' ',data1,dsnstart) /* look for blank to end DSN    */         
    If dsnend = 0 then do            /* no blank or comma at end     */         
      zedsmsg = 'No end of DSN'                                                 
      zedlmsg = 'The data set name is not terminated with a' ,                 
                'space or comma.'                                               
      Address ISPEXEC "SETMSG MSG(ISRZ001)"      /* msg - with alarm */         
      "CURSOR = " row col /* put cursor back to last position        */         
      Exit 8                                                                   
    End  /* if dsnend = 0 */                                                   
    Else dsnend = dsnend - 1         /* DSN ends with blank          */         
  End /* if dsnend = 0 */                                                       
  Else dsnend = dsnend - 1           /* DSN ends with comma          */         
  /**********************************/                                         
  /* BROWSE the data set            */                                         
  /**********************************/                                         
  dsn = Substr(data1,dsnstart,dsnend-dsnstart+1) /* extract dsn     */         
  dsn = Strip(Translate(dsn,"","'"))       /* remove quotes if used */         
  Address ISPEXEC "BROWSE DATASET('"dsn"')"                                     
  If RC <> 0 then Address ISPEXEC "SETMSG MSG("ZERRMSG")"                       
  "CURSOR = " row col /* put cursor back to last position        */             
  Exit 0                                             
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ofer71

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:19 pm
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This is not a TSO exec, but an ISPF Edit macro. It should be invoked from within editor, without the TSO prefix.

O.
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sunil sharma

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:23 pm
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Hi,
Thanks for your quick reply
Can you please tell me how to do that?
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Pedro

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:10 pm
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Quote:
It should be invoked from within editor, without the TSO prefix.

Ofer's instruction seems pretty clear:
1. use ispf option 2 to edit the dataset
2. type memname in the command line. do not prefix with TSO
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rsshanmugam

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:49 pm
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even though very old post. the code works like charm, thanks sunil sharma
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