Usage of temporary dataset

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Usage of temporary dataset

Postby Pebble » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:21 am


Please tell me how I can use a temporary dataset in the same JCL, when dataset is just specified as DSN=&&TEMP ?
Can I use "&&TEMP" for accesing that temporary dataset?

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Re: Usage of temporary dataset


Re: Usage of temporary dataset

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:23 am


Yes, the same temporary name is used to read the dataset as to create it. It will automatically be deleted.
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Re: Usage of temporary dataset

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:16 pm

Temp datasets are denoted with &&dsn . Keep your dataset name to 7 char, no reason, just easier to keep track of them.

Temp datasets are used when you know that the file will not be used outside the job, saves cateloging and deleting.
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