Ignoring issues about mechanics, you cannot edit data without finding out what the data is. To do this you must open and read the data.Burky319 wrote:...Then I can save it to a dataset on that system. What I would like to be able to do is edit the dataset from another system...for instance, do a CHANGE command on that dataset without ever opening it, and saving it. If I could figure that out, then I could save myself SO MUCH time in modifying datasets on the massive number of servers we have.
So, does anyone know how to modify a dataset without ever opening it, in the way that I could push those commands to another server? I know how to push it. I just need the change commands.
Any help is HUGELY appreciated!
No. In order to read/modify a dataset, something must open it. . .So, does anyone know how to modify a dataset without ever opening it,
meditate on the manuals and search the forums for the creation and use of EDIT macros and how to run them in ISPF in batch
Of course it does. . . It may not do what you want to consider an open, but the file IS opened in order to be read/changed.It doesn't need to open it at all!