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Soumick Sarkar

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:11 pm
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I am trying to change a word, for ex. "REXX" to "HI" in multiple members of a PDS using REXX. But when ever I execute my code it simply opens the member in EDIT mode and does nothing. Then I press F3 and it simply opens the next member without doing anything..

Please find the code below -

/* REXX */

SAY "ENTER THE DSN NAME.. ONLY"
PULL DSN
SAY DSN
X = OUTTRAP('SS.')
"LISTDS '"DSN"' MEMBERS"
X = OUTTRAP('OFF')
DO I = 7 TO SS.0
PARSE VAR SS.I MEM
MEM=STRIP(MEM)
SAY "MEMBER NAME IS:" MEM
ADDRESS ISPEXEC "EDIT DATASET('"DSN"("MEM")')"
ADDRESS ISREDIT
"CHANGE REXX HI ALL"
"SAVE"
"MEND"
END
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:43 pm
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see here for a TESTED mass change application
www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=60794&highlight=masschg
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Soumick Sarkar

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:01 pm
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Thanks a lot for the link but can you please tell what is wrong with my code, as I think that would be more helpful as I am quite new to REXX icon_smile.gif
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:43 pm
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what You see is the consequence of Your coding

Code:
ADDRESS ISPEXEC "EDIT DATASET('"DSN"("MEM")')"


if You want things done automatically You need to provide also an edit macro

see also here for a simpler snippet
www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=25947&highlight=apply

on how to apply a macro to all the member of a pds

the previous snippet was about changing tokens without You writing any additional code

this last snippet is just an harness ...
You will have to write the inner edit macro for Your process

if You are new to REXX probably You are not up for the task
if Your shop has fileAID or FileMANAGER it would be much simpler to use them
search the forum for examples
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Soumick Sarkar

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:09 pm
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Thanks for pointing out that I have to use macro. Its working now icon_smile.gif
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