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Data Utilities

Duration

5 hours

Overview

This course looks at the IEBGENER, ICEGENER, IEBCOMPR, IEHLIST and DFSORT utilities and provides real-life examples describing how they are used to interrogate and modify data set content. The JCL requirements for these utilities, along with their control statement syntax, is also covered in detail.

Audience

Operators, application and system programmers who have a need to code and execute batch utilities that are used for manipulating data set content.

Prerequisites

Basic z/OS processing concepts knowledge.
Completion of the "Introduction to JCL" course, or experience using JCL.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use IEBGENER and ICEGENER to copy and modify Data
  • Compare data set output using IEBCOMPR
  • Add, replace, change and copy data using IEBUPDTE
  • Sort, Copy and merge data using DFSORT

Course Content

Copying Data Sets Using IEBGENER and ICEGENER

How IEBGENER and ICEGENER are Used
JCL Requirements
Copying and Printing Data
IEBGENER Return Codes
IEBGENER System Messages
Reformatting Data
ICEGENER Differences
Invoking ICEGENER

Comparing and Listing Data Using IEBCOMPR and IEHLIST

Introduction to IEBCOMPR
Coding IEBCOMPR JCL
Interpreting IEBCOMPR Output
Using IEHLIST
IEHLIST JCL Requirements
Creating a PDS Directory Listing
Listing VTOC Entries

Modifying Data Using IEBUPDTE

Function of IEBUPDTE
Coding IEBUPDTE JCL
Adding and Replacing Data
Modifying the Contents of a Data Set
Invoking a Copy Using the REPRO Statement
NUMBER and DELETE Detail Statement
ENDUP Statement

Introduction to DFSORT

Purpose of DFSORT
DFSORT JCL Requirements
Identifying Sort Criteria
Coding Sort Statements
Merging Data Sets
Copying Data Sets
Including and Omitting Data
Totaling Numeric Data
Reformatting Data
Creating Multiple Output Files
ICETOOL Basics

Data Utilities Mastery Test

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