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Murari Chakrakodi

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:27 pm
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Hi All,

Is there any way to copy the lines to multiple destination. We will use CC CC in the line to be copied and use A or B to copy into new destination after the line or before the line respectively. Can we have any command or tool to copy it to multiple destination?

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Murari
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:29 pm
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no, but You can try to write Your own edit macro to do it
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Douglas Wilder

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:15 pm
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If you use the "CUT" primary command (with CC line command) and "&PASTE KEEP" primary command (with A or B line command) you can avoid putting the CCs in over and over again.
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:54 am
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The ISPF release I'm currently using allows multiple destinations for MOVE and COPY line commands, and block MM and CC also. See the help panels.
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expat

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:24 am
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Or if you need to do this to many members / datasets, try writing an ISPF edit macro.
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diwa_thilak

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:13 am
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I beleive you cannot copy a set of lines to multiple datasets at a same time.
Instead you can retain the data using the CUT option and reuse.
Example
cc..cc the number of lines and enter CUT A1
it will store the data in a storage A1. You can re-use it as many times as you want by entering paste A1 in your destination dataset.
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:59 am
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diwa_thilak wrote:
I beleive you cannot copy a set of lines to multiple datasets at a same time.
I don't think we're talking about multiple data sets here; just moving or copying 1 or more lines to multiple locations in the same data set or PDS member. As I said, some of the newer releases of ISPF now have this function. Instead of keying A for copying a line after the destination line, key AK on each destination line number except for the last which will have just an A. AK means After Keep, BK means Before Keep. See the "What's new in this release" part of ISPF or check the help panels or Tutorial.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:20 pm
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Douglas Wilder wrote:
If you use the "CUT" primary command (with CC line command) and "&PASTE KEEP" primary command (with A or B line command) you can avoid putting the CCs in over and over again.
Nice shot Douglas.

Regards,
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:25 pm
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Hello Murari,

Did you try what Douglas has said -- that works pretty well for me. And unless you mean something different than what is posted by you in origianl post, it should suffice for your need.
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Ziquilix

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:38 am
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I know this is resurrecting an old post but the actual answer which helped me is RRn and RR. This answer came up in Google which, I think, is not 100% accurate. So if you add a number to the Repeat block command you will coppy the blocked lines n times. icon_smile.gif
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sergeyken
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:12 pm
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There are enhanced ISPF EDIT line commands to specify multiple destination, in order to copy/move/paste the same chunk of lines to several points at once. Those are:

AK (After and Keep) - to insert after the marked line, and keep lines for extra insertions.

BK (Before and Keep) - to insert before the marked line, and keep lines for extra insertions.

You need to mark as many positions as you like with AK/BK, and finally mark the last of desired positions with regular A/B. After the Enter has been pressed, the same group of lines will be inserted simultaneously to all marked positions.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:04 pm
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Quote:
RRn and RR

This does not help at all. The question is about copying lines to multiple destinations not repeating lines. It was also answered correctly by Terry back in 2009.
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