I have to say this whole thread, which i read from start to finish underlines what seems to be happening in our dwindling arena called work.
In my 40+ years of working with manframes i have never come across such a situation, where 1 had to explain 3 or more times the same thing to the same individual, over a space of less than 2 days.
Our jobs seem to be disappearing at a rapid rate, to those with little or no practical knowledge of the facilities available, with seemingly NO education in how to use it.
This, i suspect would not have been tolerated only 20 years ago, but now everything is about money, and saving it.
Sorry for the rant, its over now, but i remain frustrated at the way this whole industry is moving.
In a very few years, all the collective knowledge on this extremely worthwhile forum will be lost, but what is to replace us?, the people askng the ridiculous questions today!!!!, thats a sobering thought.
Also this thread is about VSAM and IDCAMS, NOT JCL.