EDIT a dataset without opening it?



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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:45 am

where a macro would still have to step through each system and each command.

why ?
Push it out to any system and edit any dataset you want (that you have access to). It doesn't need to open it at all!

does'n' t the command You are using follow the same road ???

it will not open the dataset in an interactive session, but it will anyway open it to process it
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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby expat » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:19 pm

To put things in a very simple way

You are in a room and the only door is closed.
Your task is to go through to the next room but you can not open that door.
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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby BillyBoyo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:29 pm

Presumably PDSE (dumb name if locally written, by the way) is a program/macro. It seems to benefit from being given a datasetname, which it will open (with all the good stuff that that entails), search each line, and make replacements if necessary, and then close (again with all the good stuff). I am at a loss as to understand how that would be different, other than having to write it, than a macro done from scatch.

Glad it works for you, anyway.
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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:17 am

PDSE = PDS Edit maybe?

You give it the dataset name and the from/to values and let'er rip. . .

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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby steve-myers » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:53 am

dick scherrer wrote:PDSE = PDS Edit maybe?

You give it the dataset name and the from/to values and let'er rip. . .

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PDSE is just a different way to organize a PDS. You use the same tools to update a PDSE as you use with a PDS.
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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:22 am

Hi Steve,

Suggest the PDSE in the "command" is a bit of some kind of code - probably using an edit macro. It would probably work for both a PDS and a PDSE. . .

Maybe the TS will clarify after learning just what is being executed.

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Re: EDIT a dataset without opening it?

Postby Pedro » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:57 am

Most of this thread is based on an unfortunate choice of wording by the OP. He clearly meant 'without editing it interactively'.
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