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Searching GDG versions

Post by krvarada » Fri May 12, 2006 12:44 pm

How to search all the GDG version for a particual string on Mainframe using a Cobol or REXX program?

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Post by srinivas » Tue May 30, 2006 12:52 pm


Yes we can do it in REXX by using outtrap function as below.

"listcat gdg ent("gdg name") all"
Do I= 9 to stem.0
say stem.i

The above code displays all the current versions belongs to that particular gdg. Pls let me know If you have any questions.

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Post by arrbee » Wed May 31, 2006 12:11 pm

I think krvarada is asking how to search a string in a GDG with many generations!!! can supply GDG base to DDNAME in the JCL to process all the generations by your COBOL program. You would use a SEARCH /PERFORM verb in the procedure division to do a look out on the data what you are looking for.........

Pls correct me if I am wrong.
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Post by srinivas » Wed May 31, 2006 3:48 pm

Sorry I misunderstood the question in diff way. Arrbee u r correct.

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Post by narendra_darwani » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:03 pm

To add On,

if You are looking for generations with particular string for Search purpose only,
you can use SRCHFOR command in the command line in ISPF to search for particular strings in the generations.
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