Rexx not able to work on VBS file format



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Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby parthiban » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:59 pm

Hi ,

I unloaded the SMF dataset(80:83 records) with VBS format.

When i use rexx to extract the data,its showing

"Data format should be fixed or variable"

How to over come this issue?

I want to unload the user issued command list from the SMF .
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby NicC » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:11 pm

Use another language or get your file reformatted so that it is no longer VBS
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby parthiban » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:20 pm

Nic,

I am not using MAN dataset ....I dont have privlieage ...So i am using unloaded dataset in my host to pull out 80,83 records...My unloaded datset is in VBS ....so when i copy or dump 80:83 ...my output dataset is creating in VBS...

I hope u understand my issue
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby BillyBoyo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:22 pm

Yes, Nic does understand.

What he is telling you is that if you want to do it in REXX, you'll have to pre-process the file in "something" so that it is either VB or FB.

If you don't want to do that, then you have to choose a language other than REXX.
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby parthiban » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:54 pm

We cant copy VBS to VB or FB...If you try to copy VBS to VB or FB the output dataset is automatically changing to VBS .
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby BillyBoyo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:08 pm

So who suggested you copy it? You need to use something which can read a VBS, do something so you won't loose data, and write it out, probably to a VB.

Why don't you talk to your technical support people. Someone in your site is processing SMF data, and may be able to assist you without this pointless to-and-fro.

If you still get nowhere, come back and we'll have suggestions, but there is sure-as-certain someone at your site doing it. The only major problem I'd see is if that someone is you on your lonesome :-)
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby Pedro » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:18 pm

I unloaded the SMF dataset(80:83 records) with VBS format.


When I did that in the past, I used IFASMFDP to filter the records, then used IEBGENER to copy from a VBS format dataset to VB dataset.
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Re: Rexx not able to work on VBS file format

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Hello,

See if this previous topic might help:
http://ibmmainframes.com/about57510.html
Hope this helps,
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