what I said earlier I had proof.
OF WHAT ?
( that You created a dataset on tape ?... pretty useless proof collection )
instead of criticizing other people writing why don' t You meditate on Your reading.
since we reply on our own time and free of charge it is most reasonable that we get pissed off
at people like You who make everybody waste time by insisting on wrong concepts, accompanied by poor terminology.
in IT proper terminology is essential to effective communication.
as said umpteen times A PDS CAN NOT RESIDE ON TAPE.
the only dataset organization that can reside on tape is the P
equential FULL STOP
the content of the PS file residing on tape depends on the program which created it.
when You take a PDS on DASD and using IEBCOPY You copy it to TAPE
what You get is not a PDS...
it is a PS file containing and UNLOADED copy of the disk PDS,
which can be processed only by IEBCOPY to copy iy back to dasd.WHATEVER YOUR BELIEFS ARE. AMEN