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sharan savadattimath

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:12 pm
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Hi All,
Could you please help me on how to extract specific fields of a segment using file-aid for IMS?
Extract/Load extracts the whole segment based on my selection criteria. But my requirement is to have fewer fields in my output.

Thanks!
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mprobst

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:05 am
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I don't believe there is a way to extract just certain fields from IMS segments using Fileaid/IMS. It is designed to extract segments and then load those segments back to another IMS database. You could however, extract segments based on the field criteria and then use Fileaid/MVS to extract just certain fields from the Fileaid/IMS extract file into another output file.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:05 pm
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In IMS, you play with segments not with fields. I agree with mprobst.

An after though... think, how the IMS is structured! As Sandy (Zimmer) has already said it many times...
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Vinay N.G

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:41 am
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But i think its possible to extract only certain fields with the help of FLEX commands.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:06 pm
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Could you please share an example with us, for FLEX. It's been a while when I worked with File-Aid IMS.
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Vinay N.G

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:17 pm
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Here is an example,

TYPE RUN ;
PSB DBNAME=DB1234 XREF=XREF1234 ;
SET OUTPUT=IXPOUT;
SELECT SEGMENT=SEG1234 MAX=ALL
WHERE FIELD1=1234
PRINT SEGMENT=SEG1234
FIELD=(FIELD1,FIELD2);

DB1234 -> DBD name
XREF1234 - > Corresponding Xref
SEG1234 -> Segment which you want to access.
FIELD1 -> Field which should satisfy your condition
FIELD=(FIELD1,FIELD2) - > Fields that are to be displayed
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DB2 Guy

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:39 pm
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Sorry, but I, for one, don't follow your answer - how and where to use, what you show?
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:44 pm
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Quote:
how and where to use, what you show?


Jut a guess, it could be the syntax for mangling IMS databases using FILEMANAGER
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DB2 Guy

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:50 pm
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Thanks Enrico, however, it looks like it's about File-Aid (as per the subject line of the thread); and if it is - I'd like to use it as I've File-Aid installed at this shop. On the other hand, if it is about FILEMANAGER, I'm out of luck.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:04 pm
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icon_redface.gif sorry for the tupoghripical/braincheck error , I really meant FILEAID
( I had IBM FILEMANAGER open on my tso session )
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