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saikat

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:17 pm
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Hi,

I want to copy a PS file to another in JCL step.

But the second file where I want to copy file should have same filename as first filename except the first level qualifier to be different.

The first filename is not static , it gets changed with date and timestamp for each job submission.

So I want to strip off all qualifiers from first filename except first level qualifier and generate the second filename based on this with new hlq.

Please advise how to achieve this.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:20 pm
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Show how you do the first file name. Then explain why the second can't be done that way.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:38 pm
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You achieve this in the standard way that has been described many, many, many times -- and after more than 4 years on this forum surely you have read that a few times.

Write a program in the language of your choice to create the JCL with the correct file names. Copy that JCL to the internal reader, either in your program or via a utility.
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saikat

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:34 pm
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Is it possible to do via REXX??
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Akatsukami

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:55 pm
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saikat wrote:
Is it possible to do via REXX??


Robert Sample wrote:
Write a program in the language of your choice to create the JCL with the correct file names. Copy that JCL to the internal reader, either in your program or via a utility.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:05 pm
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Hello,

Have you considered putting this job in a cataloged PROCedure and using symbolic parameter(s)?
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Juan Ramirez de Arellano

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:04 pm
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saikat wrote:
Is it possible to do via REXX??


Hi! Yes, it is. I have done something similar via REXX years ago. Sadly after this years I haven't coded any REXX program again so I cannot be more helpful.

Good luck!
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:56 am
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Hello,

It is best to reply when you have a contribution to the topic.

Telling the poster you did something like this "once upon a time" but no longer have the code and do not remember exactly how is not very helpful.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:18 pm
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However, it was a Yes/No question!
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:00 pm
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Hi Nic,

Robert had posted and Akatsukami repeated:

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Write a program in the language of your choice to create the JCL with the correct file names.
And as REXX is a language that many choose, this would be 2 "yes, it can's". . .
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ezio vin

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:55 pm
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hi,

i cant able to understand what you need exactly but here is the REXX code to change the first qualifier alone

Code:
ADDRESS ISREDIT                                 
"(JCLLINE) = LINE .ZCSR"                       
JCLLINE=STRIP(JCLLINE)                         
PARSE VAR JCLLINE DUMM 'DSN=' INDSN ',' BRR JUNK
SAY 'INPUT FILE:' INDSN                         
PARSE VAR INDSN VARA '.' OUTDSN',' BRR JUNK     
SAY 'OUTPUT FILE:' XXX.OUTDSN


Output
Code:
INPUT FILE: AAA.ABCD.AABBCCDD.S122.M11111
OUTPUT FILE: XXX.ABCD.AABBCCDD.S122.M11111
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:12 pm
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saikat wrote:
The first filename is not static , it gets changed with date and timestamp for each job submission.

So I want to strip off all qualifiers from first filename except first level qualifier and generate the second filename based on this with new hlq.
Using some utility-program with the capability of copy-opration and keeping the HLQs of input and output static should do what you say, no?

I'm late to the party and possibly I misunderstood.
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Escapa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:01 pm
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Saikat..... You just asked question(which makes no sense) and got lost.... icon_eek.gif
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