Checking if GDG is defined.



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Checking if GDG is defined.

Postby mohbaig » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:57 pm

Recently got a requirement to code new jobs in which GDG generations are being created at various steps.?
Now, How to check if the GDG is defined for a list of GDGs ? Having all the names in hand.

The list is big and want to know if there is any way which can help me ..
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Re: Checking if GDG is defined.

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:29 pm

Your post is not clear. Are you wanting to know if the GDG base is defined for a given set of base names, or are you wanting to know if any generations are defined for a given set of base names, or something else? Furthermore, is this a one-time thing or something you expect to run regularly? Why are you wanting to find out this information -- are you planning on doing something with the output or just satisfy your curiousity?

The long-term solution typically requires running IDCAMS LISTCAT against the GDG base and parsing (using the language of your choice) the LISTCAT output to pull out the desired information.
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Re: Checking if GDG is defined.

Postby mohbaig » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:33 pm

Want to know if the GDG base is defined. Having a big list of GDG base names to check.
Can we run LISTCAT for all GDG base names at once. ?
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Re: Checking if GDG is defined.

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:01 pm

Hello,

Yes, provided they all have a common dataset name format . . . Say if they all have the same high-level qualifiers.
Hope this helps,
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