How to find program/copybook name from a file



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How to find program/copybook name from a file

Postby aditya.vartak » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:26 pm

Hi

I would like to know, how can I find a program name from a given file name ?

ex : I have a file name : PCPS.NDM.PCPSMIPR.NCONSENT.RETURN

Now I want to trace a program name in which this is getting created. Getting a name of the program will help me to find the copy book layout structure of the file.

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Re: How to find program/copybook name from a file

Postby swd » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:36 pm

I am assuming that the program is executed from some JCL? This being the case, you can search your JCL libraries for this dataset name and find the JCL member that creates the dataset. You can then see what program is being executed, so you can look at that to find the copybook for the dataset.

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Re: How to find program/copybook name from a file

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:44 pm

but the fastest way would be to look at the application programming documentation
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Re: How to find program/copybook name from a file

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:13 pm

I usually do it the way Steve has suggested, however, usually HLQs are symbolic parameters so if you search for a "qualified" DSN you might get out of luck - you may try searching for "sub-set" of data-set names...

On the other hand, SMF records will have the info which process has generated what Data/dat-set BUT for such a task working with SMF records, is probably, waste of time and should be last choice, if it is ever.
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