Concatenating PS and PDS member into a PDS.

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Concatenating PS and PDS member into a PDS.

Post by jdharmaraj » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:28 am

I want to concatenate PS (of record length 155) and a PDS member(of record length 88) into a PDS member(of record length 155). Could anyone help me?

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Post by MikeJ024 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:42 pm

This is very hard 2 do in JCL but can be done in TSO Edit if the files aren't to large.
1. create the member with the first part of your data in it & then save it into the new PDS.
2. Edit the member, then move down to the end of the member (last line).
3. put a 'a' in the editing line number of the last line (position in line # doesn't matter)
4. Hit the home key on your keyboard & then type 'copy' on the command line & hit enter.
5. you will now be on an edit load panel. Type in the name of the file to be concatenated to the end of the current member & hit enter.
6. if you get a msg (screen) about the record lengths not matching & asking if you want to pad the records, hitting enter is the usual response if you want it to pad (& you do) so hit enter.
7. the members should now be merged. save it & your done.

hope this helps, let me know if it does

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