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jayy_mr

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:22 pm
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hi all,
i want to use 9 character in between two "." in the mainframe data-set name.
is it possible to use?
if yes , please help me to get access of it .

i'm not able to upload any file with 9 characters in the name.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:36 pm
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No. Not possible under z/OS. Unix System Services, z/Linux, yes.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:39 pm
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Actually im using UNix system .. im trying to upload a file. is it possible with the above condition ???
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:35 pm
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The limit on MVS qualified data set names (those with periods) is 8 characters between periods -- and that is an absolute limit. Your plan to use 9 characters between periods is not possible.

How are you doing the upload -- FTP or NDM or something else?
Are you wanting to send your file to Unix System Services on a mainframe?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:50 pm
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ohh thankqqq !!! thankq very much icon_smile.gif
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:09 pm
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icon_rolleyes.gif so what is the final solution? Perhaps I missed some post?
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:43 pm
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"Spec change" :-)

Hopefully to be reflected in all the design documents, and circulated to designers so they don't try to use "qualifiers" longer than eight, or those which don't start with the correct type of character, ever again....
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