How to check attributes of ISAM files



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How to check attributes of ISAM files

Postby abhiman » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:45 am

Hi All,

Could you please help me how to check the attributes(like key, key length and fields) of any ISAM file?

Is any utility is there like Listcat?


Thanks in advance,
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Re: How to check attributes of ISAM files

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:49 pm

Hello,

If someone/something is using ISAM on your system, this should already be available on your system.

There is/was a utility called IEBISAM, but i don't recall what all it could do.

You may find some info here:
http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/z ... _sods.html
which is where this quote comes from:
Due to ISAM's limited functionality and the capabilities of VSAM, particularly VSAM data sets in extended format, z/OS V1.6 is planned to be the last release in which DFSMS ISAM. The utility program, IEBISAM, will be available. IBM has provided the ISAM interface which allows users to run an ISAM program against a VSAM KSDS data set. Details on using this interface and procedures for converting ISAM data sets to VSAM data sets can be found in Appendix E of the DFSMS Using Data Sets publication. The order numbers for editions of this book are as follows:


DFSMS/MVS Using Data Sets, SC26-4922
OS/390 V2R10.0 Using Data Sets, SC26-7339
z/OS DFSMS Using Data Sets, SC26-7410


This interface program is planned to continue to be provided as part of DFSMS and will not be discontinued when ISAM is removed from DFSMS.
Hope this helps,
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Re: How to check attributes of ISAM files

Postby expat » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:08 pm

IEHLIST with either FORMAT or DUMP parameter should work. Can't recall if it is one or the other or both that are needed.
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