Batch Reference for CA File Master Plus

CA File Master Plus is a full-function z/OS file and data management solution. The application provides enhanced data manipulation processing of sequential, partitioned, and VSAM (and IAM) files through batch processing. Many product functions support filter and selection criteria and allow data to be printed using COBOL or PL/I copybooks.
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CA File Master Plus is a full-function z/OS file and data management solution. The application provides enhanced data manipulation processing of sequential, partitioned, and VSAM (and IAM) files through batch processing. Many product functions support filter and selection criteria and allow data to be printed using COBOL or PL/I copybooks.
CA File Master Plus for batch provides the following data manipulation functions:
The following types of data sets are supported:
  • VSAM data sets: KSDS, ESDS, and RRDS (fixed and variable)
  • Sequential and partitioned data sets
Use COMPARE to identify differences between two files as follows:
  • Restrict your comparison to between one byte and the entire record
  • Compare different locations between the two files
  • Exclude or include records from the compare using selection criteria, IF, SELRECIF, and SKIPRECIF
  • Print a formatted view of your data and differences using the LAYOUTFILE keyword
  • Write the CHANGED, DELETED, INSERTED, and MATCHED records of both the old or new files to their separate files.
Use
COPY
to duplicate, extract, reformat, and update your data:
  • Copy data to and from differing file formats, including copying a VSAM or PDS file to a sequential file
  • Pinpoint and extract data using selection criteria with the MOVE and WRITE command keywords
  • Use the REFFILE keyword to rearrange or delete existing fields and insert new ones
  • Use the keywords REPLACE, EDIT, and CHANGE to update data while you copy it
The LOADINFO function produces a detailed load module report listing the attributes of each load module. You can also generate a CSECT cross-reference report.
Use the PRINT function to perform the following functions:
  • Print formatted data according to your COBOL, PL/I, or custom copybook
  • Minimize the data that are printed by excluding data using the COMPREPORT and FIELDDISPLAY keywords, or by using your selection criteria
  • Specify the format of the printed data (for example, in hexadecimal or character formats) using the FORMAT keyword
The PRINTLOG utility formats and prints the information that is contained in the editor change log file. The change log file tracks the changes that are made to a file during an edit session.
Use the
READ
command with selection criteria and the MOVE and WRITE keywords to write specific records to a new file. Advantages of using the READ command with selection criteria are as follows:
  • You can create many output files while only reading the input file once
  • Create a file with only specific data from the input record
  • Add one or more numeric fields to all records or to selected records using the ACCUM keyword. You can then print the totals at the end of the report.
Use UPDATE to make changes that are immediately applied to the input file. Use selection criteria to update specific records.
You can display
DSN
and
VOLSER VTOC
information as follows:
  • Use DSNINFO to examine DSN entries on one or more volumes
  • Use VOLINFO to view a volume summary data about one or more volumes or unit types. This information includes how much free space is on the volumes, the device type, and the largest contiguous space available.
  • Use the MAP keyword to generate a detailed extent map for the VOLSER or UNIT keyword values.
View and print formatted data using COBOL and PL/I copybooks or custom layouts.
Use the
scan mode
to verify the validity of control statements. Turn the scan mode on or off by including or excluding the PARM JCL parameter. Control statements are not executed when in the scan mode.