z/OS V1R DFSMS Managing Catalogs SC A catalog is a data set that contains information about other data sets. It provides users with the. Catalog Management. • Catalog Backup and Plan ahead and review the section in Managing Catalogs Incorporated into z/OS DFSMS Catalog RAS – New CSI Fields. • The CSI interface is documented in Chapter 11 of the DFSMS Managing. Catalogs manual. • A new entry type.

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Any change to the format of the output may cause problems. The result contains 3 datasets. It cannot be used to get any other information from the catalog. For illustration, the example below first shows a long listing using filter key user. Tailored dataset lists based on any catalog-related information can be produced. All materialfiles, logos, and trademarks dfsmw this site are properties of their respective organizations.

z/OS DFSMS Managing Catalogs

Shows the use of the -d switch. Inside This Month Front Page management: The data and index components have the actual values for the dataset. This article will cover how to get information from catalogs: Shows the use of the -x switch. Use of this option can be helpful when dgsms with large catalogs. I was reading ADD For example, to simply list all the catalog information for the dataset DASP1.


Changes the default entry type filter for catsearch. However it is also a far more powerful utility for listing and managing datasets.

Note that only the partial pseudo directory is listed for USER. Longpela Expertise has not been paid money by any vendor or company to write any articles appearing sfsms our e-zine. To be more specific, this what I used: We can help administer your systems, train your staff, and provide locum Systems Programmers for short periods.

IBM z/OS V1R DFSMS: Managing Catalogs (SC) – United States

Users with a need to access information from programs, batch jobs and automation scripts often have relied on calling LISTCAT and processing the output. Do I concatenate them with this field i.

Use of ISMF is also restricted by many mainframe sites.

Selection criteria also specifies what information is to be returned for each list. Manwging for not replying sooner but something came up and I had to leave office You have to mask the bit: Thanks again for your time and VERY valuable tips.


However accessing information from these catalogs has not necessarily been straightforward. October 6, Assembler programmers can see the samples in sys1.

I tried to find some samples over the internet but I could not find anything. ATL tape library values such as slots used and free. Thanks again for all your help. Unfortunately, many programmers will be dismayed at the complexity needed to call this facility. If you need access to catalog information from a program or batch job, they’re not going to help you. To unsubscribe, go to the archives and home page at http: From humble beginnings tracking which physical device each dataset was on, xatalogs today hold information like: DFSMS values such as management class, storage class and data class.

CSI – Catalog Search Interface

Requests long form information about the listed Datasets. Examples This example shows a long listing -l form of a catsearch. The downside is that this pattern must be fully qualified eg.