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continuation character in File-Aid batch.

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:30 pm
by arrbee

I want to code several entries to search a PS using File-Aid batch.

How to code the $$DD01 card beyond column 72 in File-Aid batch mode?

Please help.


Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:33 pm
by arrbee
Anuj, would you please help me with this?


Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:05 pm
by Dave E

Here are some guidelines that might help.

?You can have information in location 1 through location 80 of your control cards.

?The first operand must be coded starting before location 26 or all operands will be ignored.

?To specify a continuation line, code a comma after the last complete
parameter entry on a control card.

?To code continuation cards, place a blank in location 1 and make sure the next parameter entry starts before location 26 of the card.

?Separate the function/dataset organisation identifier and the parameter identifiers with at least one blank space.

?Do not split an individual parameter entry element between cards:
Invalid: $$DD01 LIST IF=(1,0,C'XXX'),IF=(1,0
Valid: $$DD01 LIST IF=(1,0,C'XXX'),
If a parameter entry is too long to fit in one line, break it up into multiple parameter lines.

?You can code more than one parameter identifier following a single function/dataset organisation identifier. The order that you code the parameters determines the logic of the statement.

?Separate multiple parameter identifiers by commas.

?You may code multiple parameter identifiers on a continuation line.

File-AID seems much more flexible than some of the other tools I have used. I have only been using the batch version for 6 months and I am really impressed by what I have seen.

Good luck.