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Browse substistuted fro huge ds.

Postby nn_az » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:24 pm

Huge datasets are Browse substistuted whenever it is opened in edit mode.

How to edit these type of ds.

Please help.
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Re: Browse substistuted fro huge ds.

Postby Robert Sample » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:27 pm

Talk to your site support group. Depending upon the site, the products available, the size of the file, and system parameters -- it may or may not be possible for the data set to be edited. In any case, only your site support group can provide you with the information and assistance to determine whether or not your particular file may be edited.
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Re: Browse substistuted fro huge ds.

Postby prino » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:11 pm

Edit in batch with an edit macro and with REGION=0M. :mrgreen:
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Re: Browse substistuted fro huge ds.

Postby dick scherrer » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:24 pm


There is no good reason to edit a huge file online. . .

Depending on what you need to "edit" in the file, suggest you consider using your sort product as this will outperform "edit".

Also, if this is a real (production) data file, suggest you make sure there is an audit trail of what was changed.
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Re: Browse substistuted fro huge ds.

Postby Ed Goodman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:45 pm

Good question. What are you trying to change in the data? It may be more appropriate to come up with another editing process for it.

In my shop, we can use FileManager to edit large datasets, but it does "window" them which can get tricky. It basically loads all the records it can at once, then lets you work with them.

I'd bet you a small coffee though that you'd be better off doing it in batch, using a tool designed for the job.
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Re: Browse substistuted fro huge ds.

Postby steve-myers » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:32 pm

Another possible option is the line mode TSO EDIT command.
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