Partitioned Data Sets
Identification and Documentation
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - pdsjob01.htm 
  Introduction
  Format of the Excel Spreadsheet
  Record Layout of the File List
  Diagram, Convert a PDS List File
  CMD, Convert/Catalog a PDS List File
  JCL Members
  Delete a Previously Created PDS List
  Create a New Catalog Entry
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This document will describe how to create a list of the Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's) that are used by an application or group of applications. Once a list is created it will be used to programmatically create the entries in the Micro Focus catalog.

For this example we will use Microsoft Excel to create and maintain the list of Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's)

Acronym Description
LONAP List of Names and Properties
CSV Comma Separated Values
FFL Fixed Field Length
  Glossary of Terms or Acronyms used in this Document

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Format of the Excel Spreadsheet

The following is the column structure for an Excel spreadsheet to be used as a starting point to populate the catalog.

Column - Label Description
A - Level Number This should be a "1" for the primary file definition information. A zero (0) is used to define the row that is used for column headers.
B - DSN This is a text string with a maximum length of forty-four (44) characters. It is the fully-qualified MVS Data Set Name (DSN) or VSAM Cluster Name
C - DD Name This is a text string with a maximum length of eight (8) characters. It is the DD Name.
D - DSORG This is the Data Set Organization.
E - RECFM This is the Record Format.
F - lrecl-MIN This is a numeric string with a maximum length of five (5) digits. It is the minimum or average record length.
G - lrecl-MAX This is a numeric string with a maximum length of five (5) digits. It is the maximum record length.
H - KeyPos This is a numeric string with a maximum length of five (5) digits. It is the key starting position. The first position in a record is 1
I - KeyLen This is a numeric string with a maximum length of five (5) digits. It is for the length of the key.
J - VSAM Data Name This is a text string with a maximum length of forty-four (44) characters. It is the VSAM Data Name for KSDS and ESDS
K - VSAM Index Name This is a text string with a maximum length of forty-four (44) characters. It is the VSAM Index Name for KSDS
L - Override Job This is a text string with a maximum length of eight (8) characters. It is the JCL Member name that will be used to override the generated JCL that is used to create the catalog entry.
M - User Job 1 This is a text string with a maximum length of eight (8) characters. It is the JCL Member name for a job that will be submitted to the internal reader after the catalog creation process is complete.
N - User Job 2 This is a text string with a maximum length of eight (8) characters. It is the JCL Member name for a job that will be submitted to the internal reader after the previous steps are completed.
O - Extended S1 This is a text string with a maximum length of four (4) characters. The content varies.
If DSORG=PO then this field contains the extension of the PDSM that is used for a dynamic PDS.
P - Extended S2 This is a text string with a maximum length of four (4) characters. The content varies.
Q - Extended M1 This is a text string with a maximum length of sixteen (16) characters. The content varies, refer to Note-1
R - Extended M2 This is a text string with a maximum length of sixteen (16) characters. The content varies, refer to Note-1
S - Extended M3 This is a text string with a maximum length of sixteen (16) characters. The content varies, refer to Note-1
T - Extended M4 This is a text string with a maximum length of sixteen (16) characters. The content varies, refer to Note-1
U - Extended X1 This is a text string with a maximum length of 256 characters. It is the path to the directory that contains the Members for a Job Override, User Job 1 and/or User Job 2.
V - Extended X2 This is a text string with a maximum length of 256 characters. The content varies.
If DSORG=PO then this field contains the path to the directory that contains the PDS Members.
Note-1: The Extended M1 trhough M4 fields are sixteen (16) byte fields. The content varies.
If DSORG=GDG the following values are accepted:
 LIMIT(nnn) where nnn is the number of active generations
 SCRATCH or NOSCRATCH, SCRATCH will physically delete the generation, NOSCRATCH will uncatalog the latest generation
 NOEMPTY or EMPTY, This specifies, what action is to be taken when the GDG becomes full base on the number in the LIMIT.
  Format of an Excel Spread Sheet

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Record Layout of the File List

The following COBOL Copy File (LONAPFFL.cpy) shows the record layout for the Record Sequential File with a Fixed Field Format

      *****************************************************************
      *               LONAPFFL.CPY - a COBOL Copy File                *
      *     Record Layout for the File Properties Repository          *
      *  The record stucture is a fixed length of 1,024 characters    *
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2019 SimoTime Technologies         *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *              Provided by SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      *  The information that is imported into this format originates
      *  from an Excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is saved to an
      *  ASCII/Text File with a Comma-Separated-Values (or CSV) record
      *  structure.
      *
      *  LONAP is an acronym for a List Of Names And Properties.
      *  CSV   is an acronym for Comma-Separated-Values.
      *  FFL   is an acronym for Fixed-Field-Length.
      *
      *  A conversion program is used to convert the CSV File to a
      *  Record Sequential File with the following Fixed Field format.
      *
      *  The fields are all fixed length.
      *  Numeric fields are right-adjusted with leading zeroes.
      *  Alpha-numeric fields are left adjusted with trailing spaces.
      *
      *  Positions 73-80 of the following statements are used to
      *  identify the original columns used in the Excel spreadsheet.
      *
       01  LONAPFFL-REC.                                                Excel
           05  LONAPFFL-LEVEL-CHR.
               10  LONAPFFL-LEVEL-NBR      PIC 9(2).                    col-A
           05  LONAPFFL-FILE-INFO.
               10  LONAPFFL-DSN            PIC X(54).                   col-B
               10  LONAPFFL-DD-NAME        PIC X(17).                   col-C
               10  LONAPFFL-DSORG          PIC X(4).                    col-D
               10  LONAPFFL-RECFM          PIC X(4).                    col-E
               10  LONAPFFL-LRECL-MIN      PIC 9(5).                    col-F
               10  LONAPFFL-LRECL-MAX      PIC 9(5).                    col-G
               10  LONAPFFL-KEYPOS         PIC 9(5).                    col-H
               10  LONAPFFL-KEYLEN         PIC 9(5).                    col-I
               10  LONAPFFL-VSAM-DAT       PIC X(58).                   col-J
               10  LONAPFFL-VSAM-IDX       PIC X(58).                   col-K
           05  LONAPFFL-JOB-EXEC.
               10  LONAPFFL-JCL-OVR1       PIC X(8).                    col-L
               10  LONAPFFL-JCL-USR1       PIC X(8).                    col-M
               10  LONAPFFL-JCL-USR2       PIC X(8).                    col-N
           05  LONAP-EXTENDED-GROUP.
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-S1    PIC X(4).                    col-O
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-S2    PIC X(4).                    col-P
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-M1    PIC X(16).                   col-Q
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-M2    PIC X(16).                   col-R
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-M3    PIC X(16).                   col-S
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-M4    PIC X(16).                   col-T
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-X1    PIC X(256).                  col-U
               10  LONAPFFL-EXTENDED-X2    PIC X(256).                  col-V
           05  FILLER                      PIC X(199).
      *
      ***  LONAPFFL - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - LONAPFFL *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Diagram, Convert a PDS List File

From within Excel save the PDS List of Names and Properties to a CSV file. Execute the command (CATPDSE1.CMD) to convert the Line Sequential file with comma separated values to a record Sequential file with fixed field lengths.

The following shows the process flow of the CATPDSE1.CMD member.

             
CATPDSE1
   
CATPDSJ9
jcl
 
 
LONAPFFL
rseq/FFL
Submit a Job to delete previous PDS LIST File
   
LONAPCSV
lseq/CSV
 
 
LONAPTIO
 
 
LONAPFFL
rseq/FFL
Create new file with Fixed-Field-Length format
   
CATPDSJ1
jcl
 
 
LONAPFFL
rseq/FFL
Submit a Job to Create a Catalog Entry
   
EOJ
This is End-of-Job
 
Convert Excel List of PDS Names and Properties to a Record Sequential File with Fixed-Field-Lengths

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section CMD, Convert/Catalog a PDS List File

The PDS List File is a list of names and properties for Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's) that need a catalog entry to be created. The following member (CATPDSE1.cmd) is the command to convert the PDS List File from a Line Sequential file with a record format of Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) to a Record Sequential file with a record format of Fixed-Field-Lengths (FFL). As the last step the command will submit a job to the Micro Focus Server to make a catalog entry for the PDS List File.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CATPDSE1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2019 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Convert LONAPCSV to LONAPFFL for a PDSLIST File.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * LONAP  - an acronym for a List Of Names And Properties.
rem  * CSV    - an acronym for Comma-Separated-Values.
rem  * FFL    - an acronym for Fixed-Field-Length.
rem  *
rem  * The job will convert an LSEQ file of variable length records
rem  * to an RSEQ file of 1,024-byte fixed length records. The text
rem  * string in the individual records will be converted from a
rem  * Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) text string to a record structure
rem  * with a Fixed-Field-Length (FFL) format.
rem  *
rem  *                    ************
rem  *                    * CATPDSE1 *
rem  *                    ********cmd*
rem  *                         *
rem  *                    ************     ************
rem  *                    * CATPDSJ9 *-----* PDSLIST1 *   DISP=DELETE
rem  *                    ********jcl*     *******rseq*
rem  *                         *
rem  *   ************     ************     ************
rem  *   * LONAPPDS *-----* LONAPTIO *-----* PDSLIST1 *   CSV to FFL
rem  *   *******lcsv*     ********cbl*     *******rseq*
rem  *                         *
rem  *                    ************     ************
rem  *                    * CATPDSJ1 *-----* PDSLIST1 *   DISP=CATLG
rem  *                    ********jcl*     *******rseq*
rem  *                         *
rem  *                    ************
rem  *                    *   EOJ    *
rem  *                    ************
rem  *
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 4, Preparation, Set the Environment...
rem  *
     set CmdName=CATPDSE1
     call ..\..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting CmdName %CmdName%, Server is %JESSERVERNAME% "
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Map DD File Names to DSN File Names"
     set LONAPCSV=%BASECAT%\XLSS\LONAPPDS.CSV
     set LONAPFFL=%BASECAT%\APPL\SIMOTIME.UTIL.PDSLIST1.DAT
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 4, Delete a possible file from a previous execution.
rem  * Note: This step requires the SIMOBATA Server to be started.
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Delete a possible file from a previous execution"
     call SYS1SCHEDULE %JESSERVERNAME% CATPDSJ9
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 4, Convert the Line Sequential File of CSV record format
rem  * to a Record Sequential file with Fixed-Field record format.
rem  * Note: This step will do a File Format conversion (i.e. Line
rem  * Sequential to Record Sequential) and a record content conversion
rem  * (i.e. CSV to Fixed-Field).
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Execute the File Format and Record Content Conversion"
     run LONAPTIO
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0020
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake %LONAPCSV%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake %LONAPFFL%"
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 4 of 4, Define a Catalog entry for SIMOTIME.UTIL.PDSLIST1
rem  * in the Catalog for the SIMOBATA JES Server.
rem  * Note: This step requires the SIMOBATA Server to be started.
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Define a Catalog entry for SIMOTIME.UTIL.PDSLIST1"
     call SYS1SCHEDULE %JESSERVERNAME% CATPDSJ1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0030
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
     if exist %LONAPFFL% goto :EojAok
     set JobStatus=0040
     goto :EojNok
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %CmdName%, Server is %JESSERVERNAME%, Job Status is %JobStatus% "
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING JobName %CmdName%, Server is %JESSERVERNAME%, Job Status is %JobStatus% "
:End
     if not "%1" == "NOPAUSE" PAUSE

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Members

Two JCL Members are supplied with this part of the process to make catalog entries for Partitioned Data Sets. The following sections describe the JCL Members and their function.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Delete a Previously Created PDS List

If a PDSLIST File was created in a previous execution then it must be deleted before we can add a new PDS List file and the associated catalog entry. This job (CATPDSJ9.jcl) will delete the PDS List file.

//CATPDSJ9 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2016 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Delete a previously created PDSLIST file.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, Delete a previously created file.
//*
//TOSSFILE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//PDSLIST1 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.UTIL.PDSLIST1,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=1024,DSORG=PS)
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a New Catalog Entry

This job (CATPDSJ1.jcl) will add a catalog entry for the PDS List File. The job executes the IEFBR14 program and uses a DD statement to create the catalog entry.

//CATPDSJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2016 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Create a catalog entry for the PDSLIST file.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, Create a Catalog Entry for the PDSLIST. This is a file
//*              with records of 1,024 bytes and Fixed Field Length.
//*
//CATENTRY EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//PDSLIST1 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.UTIL.PDSLIST1,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=1024,DSORG=PS)
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The purpose of this document is to focus on the task of populating a catalog with the entries for Partitioned Data Sets or PDS's. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SIMOTIME Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SIMOTIME Services or Technologies please send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com or call 415 883-6565. We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for Partioned Data Sets (PDS's) and Document the Process. This suite of scripts and documentation is for a Micro Focus Enterprise Server running on a Windows System.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Transfer all the members within a PDS to a Windows Directory using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This approach uses the IEBPTPCH Utility Program (available on a ZOS Mainframe System) to extracts all the members from a PDS and concatenates the members into a single sequential file. Each member in the file will be preceded by a record that contains the member name. The single sequential file is then transferred to the target system.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for non-Relational Data Files and Structures and document the process.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a higher-level perspective of the catalog migration process for the Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

The following links will require an internet connect.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

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