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ID empty file via JCL

Postby Derek » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:00 pm

Is there a way, via JCL, to identify that a given input (QSAM) file is empty?
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Re: ID empty file via JCL

Postby CICS Guy » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:11 pm

Only if you consider running a utility against it to open the file as "via JCL".......
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Re: ID empty file via JCL

Postby Frank Yaeger » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:08 pm

If by "identify" you mean pass back a non-zero return code, you can use the technique described in the "Set RC=12 or RC=4 if file is empty, has more than n records, etc" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/supp ... vs/tricks/

If that's not what you mean by "identify", then please explain what you do mean.
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