This course contains many Utility-related tips, tricks, techniques, and best-practice items that you may find useful in your day-to-day activities. It covers several new areas of functionality associated with z/OS 2.3 and z/OS 2.4.
Operators, application programmers, and system programmers who have a need to code and execute utilities.
It is assumed that the student has successfully completed all previous Utilities courses in this curricula, or has equivalent knowledge.
After completing this course, the student will be able to identify opportunities where Utilities can be used to improve the processing of data.
Tips and Tricks – Utilities
Deleting a PDS Member – IDCAMS
Deleting a Data Set with an Expiry Date – IDCAMS
Passing Variables to In-Stream Control Statements – IDCAMS
Using ISPF and IDCAMS
Using the IDCAMS MAXCC
Nesting IF Statements – IDCAMS
Common IDCAMS Control Statement Syntax Errors
Extending a GDG – IDCAMS
Comparing Data Using SuperC and SuperCE
SuperC and SuperCE Process Statements
CLIST and REXX Invocation – SuperC
Deleting Data Sets – IEFBR14
Allocating Data Sets – IEFBR14
IKJEFT01, IKJEFT1A, and IKJEFT1B
IEBGENER or ICEGENER?
ICEGENER invoking IEBGENER
Using ICETOOL to Check for an Empty Data Set
What is the Most Efficient Utility?