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M Lee Klein

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 1:10 am
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I'm documenting a list of jobnames but do not have a list of locations.

Is there a way to search all PDS that begin with "MR"?

Entering SF in front of MR didn't work.
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 4:22 am
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The whole mess of used terminology:
Member - HLQ - jobnames - PDS - MR - SF

Which is which???
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M Lee Klein

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 4:42 am
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I can do a SEARCHFOR in front of partitioned data sets if I know the high level qualifiers but I don't.

I did try a 'M JOBNAME' on the command line after doing a 3.4 on the high level qualifier, 'MR', and it timed out.
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Pedro

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 6:36 am
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re: "after doing a 3.4 on the high level qualifier"

1. Can you let us know the number of datasets listed?

2. You should be able to issue SEARCHFOR as a primary command.

But if you have a large number of datasets, perhaps start 3.4 with a subset of the names so that it searches a smaller number of datasets each time.

3. Do you have the MEMBERS command? Write a REXX exec that traps command output with OUTTRAP, issues the MEMBERS command, then searches the command output for the desired member name.
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Willy Jensen

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 7:12 pm
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Probably overkill in this case, but I have a tool - FINDMBR - which stores member name and info for all or selected disks in a VSAM dataset. Well actually 2, one for member info and one for dataset info. A dialog or a batch job can then search the databases for the required info. The idea is that you update the databases every day to have a mostly up-to-date view of all your pdss, but it can be used as a one-off.
See FINDMBR here: harders-jensen.com
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M Lee Klein

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2023 2:06 am
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Great ideas! Thanks everyone!
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Monty Ealerman (1)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2023 8:27 am
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