Entering long data set names in edit panel



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Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby Mitch » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:35 pm

I'm sure this is an easy question for everyone besides me. How would I enter a data set named XPROD.D123.SAS.DATA into the ispf edit entry panel? If the data set name had just 3 qualifiers I know how to enter it but the 4th qualifier is confusing me.
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:56 pm

what about ...


Other Partitioned, Sequential or VSAM Data Set, or z/OS UNIX file:
Data Set Name . . .
Volume Serial . . . (If not cataloged)
 

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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby Terry Heinze » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:03 pm

Unless I'm misunderstanding you, can't you simply key your dataset name on the "Name . . . ." line?
MNPC#1                         Edit Entry Panel
Command ===>
                                                                   More:     +
ISPF Library:
   Project . . . xxxxxx
   Group . . . . AAA      . . .          . . .          . . .
   Type  . . . . CNTL
   Member  . . .                 (Blank or pattern for member selection list)

Other Partitioned, Sequential or VSAM Data Set, or z/OS UNIX file:
   Name . . . . . 'xxxxxx.ALL256.EBCDIC.CHAR'                                +
   Volume Serial . .           (If not cataloged)

Workstation File:
   File Name  . .
                                        Options
Initial Macro  . . . .                  /  Confirm Cancel/Move/Replace
Profile Name . . . . .                     Mixed Mode
Format Name  . . . . .                     Edit on Workstation
Data Set Password  . .                  /  Preserve VB record length
Record Length  . . . .
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby Mitch » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:10 pm

I tried using that area with a rename but it didn't work. Again the 4th qualifier is throwing me. Or did I enter it wrong?
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm

unfortunately ...
telling
tried using that area with a rename but it didn't work.

does not give enough information to provide help

You should have received a <short> message in the upper right corner of the screen
hitting ( without hurting it ) the PF1 key will give the <long> message which is a bit more explicative
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby NicC » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:01 pm

Do you have PREFIX on or off in your profile?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby Pedro » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:22 am

>> Do you have PREFIX on or off in your profile?

Likely, you are specifying the entire data set name. It should be enclosed in quotes.
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby steve-myers » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:13 am

Something odd is going on here. There is enough room in that field to enter 46 characters: the 2 quote marks and a 44 character data set name. Similarly, in the corresponding field in the EDIT panel you can potentially enter 2 quotes, a 44 byte data set name, an 8 byte member name, and a ( and ) to surround the member name. If I added all that up correctly, it comes to 56 bytes.

What 3270 emulator are you using?
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Re: Entering long data set names in edit panel

Postby expat » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:41 pm

Are you using a real SAS dataset ???
As SAS refers to the dataset as blah.blah.DATA internally, so I ask is the last qualifier really required ??

It would have been really nice if you had given us some useful information, what you are doing, what you want to do, what is going wrong, the dataset attributes. You know, just the basic things to give us the merest clue as to what is happening. I have made a suggestion based on nothing but instinct and/or guesswork- I would have much rather have made that suggestion based on fact.
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