Utiliies/Tools Archive

IEBCOPY in JCL with Examples

IEBCOPY in JCL tutorial,examples and sample JCL/JOB IEBCOPY is a copy utility that is used to perform copy functionalities for PDS and PDSE datasets. Copy all or Selected members from one PDS to another. Create multiple PDS in a single IEBCOPY job from one input PDS. Compress PDS to release the unused space. Moving PDS,

IEBGENER Tutorial- Quick reference with examples

IEBGENER Quick Guide with examples IEBGENER is used as a copy utility in mainframes area. It works to copy PS to PS, PDS member to PS, PDS member to another PDS member etc. It also has the options to filter and modify the data. SYSUT1 –> mandatory and data set given here is used as


INVALID SPACE ALLOCATION – This error really confuses the developer as we thinks that it as the space allocation issue in the JCL but actually it is not. This occurs when the MAXLITS field value specified in the SYSIN DD * has the wrong number. It should have a value greater than or Equal to

Modifying a MAP using SDF II in CICS

CICS MAP – adding a new field Step by step Procedure using SDF II: [crayon-5bf0353f14b13272550920/] Step 1: Import the MAP from the production or any other region: From Utilities, Enter into Migrate functionality which is used to import Objects from other region into test region. It is very iseful for the MAP modifications as the

File AID Tutorial and useful commands

File aid is having two types one which is used for File operations and second one is used for DB2 (file aid for DB2). Here we are going to discuss about the file aid for files. Fileaid is a very useful tool in the mainframes, it can be used to browse (PS, VSAM), EDIT the

Useful QMF Commands

Useful QMF Commands Below are commonly used QMF commands for quick reference 1. Connect: To connect to different database other than the default one(e.g.; if the default is DSNS and u want to connect to DB2T) Then issue the command Connect to DB2T in the QMF main panel. 2. Import : This is to import

SuperCE compare process with Example

Comparing two datasets using SuperCE for specific columns As all we know SuperCE allows the comparison of the datasets. Generally we use it to compare the whole datasets. But some times we may require comparing the datasets according to the data present in the specified location (ex: from col 15 to col 20).  Procedure:Step-1 Enter

File-AID Reformat Option

File-AID reformat option is very useful to copy one file to other by adding/modifying some data to it. It can be used to copy one file layout to other file layout by adding the additional data to the input file. It can be used to copy all or selected records of any input file to

Debug Tool Commands – Mainframes

IBM Debug Tool Commands for mainframes a Quick reference F2           – Line by Line Execution F9           – break point to break point execution F10          – Debug in full screen mode Setting Break Point-> – Place the cursor on the line where the break point

Online expediter commands – CICS

Below are the few online expeditor useful commands for basic debugging of a program. Expeditor Quick Reference → Command line Commands: XPED <Program Name> → Type this in the Native CICS region which open the program in Debug mode allowing user to enter break points or setup KEEP/ PEEK etc. KEEP <variable name> → It