Deleting 100 generations of GDG without deleting BASE



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Deleting 100 generations of GDG without deleting BASE

Postby sadaf rehan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:12 am

what if i wanted to delete 100 generations of GDG at one go..
and i don't wanted to delete the BASE.
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Re: Deleting 100 generations of GDG without deleting BASE

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:07 am

Hello,

If you want to delete all of the current generations, you can use this:
//DELETE  EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//D1      DSN=THEGDG.DSN,DISP=(OLD,DELETE,KEEP)


All cataloged generations will be deleted and the base will remain available for use when new files are cataloged.

Suggest you create a "dummy" gdg base, create a few entries, and test the delete if this is something you have not seen/used before.
Hope this helps,
d.sch.

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