Wide Record Conversion Utility Copy

The Wide Record Conversion Utility Copy copies data from a BDAM or VSAM master file to a wide record master file, while maintaining all archive levels (including added and last-updated dates and times) across the copy.
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The Wide Record Conversion Utility Copy copies data from a BDAM or VSAM
CA Librarian
master file to a wide record
CA Librarian
master file, while maintaining all archive levels (including added and last-updated dates and times) across the copy.
The Wide Record Conversion Utility Copy utilizes the same panels as the conventional ELIPS Utility Copy, which can be selected by specifying one of the following options:
  • LU from the primary option menu
  • U from the
    CA Librarian
    selection menu
  • UT from the ELIPS entry panel
The functionality is transparent to the user. However, when either a BDAM or a VSAM master file member is copied to a wide record master file, the results differ from those of any other ELIPS Utility Copy scenario. These differences include the following:
  • Multiple archive levels are added or copied to the TO data set when the Wide Record Conversion Utility is used. The exception to this is if a specific archive level is specified. In that case, only that archive level is copied. Otherwise only the most recent archive level is copied.
  • The added and last-updated dates and times are maintained across the copy when the Wide Record Conversion Utility is used. Otherwise, the dates and times reflect the date and time of the copy.
Once the FROM data set (the BDAM or VSAM master file) has been specified, you will be prompted for the name of the TO data set (the wide record master file). Then you will be prompted as to whether to replace like-named members:
  • Specifying NO does not attempt a copy if like-named members exist on the TO data set. (This is the same for all ELIPS Utility Copy processing.)
  • Specifying YES causes the TO member to be updated with all archive levels of the member in the FROM master file, if archiving is turned on for the TO master file/member. (The exception to this is if a specific archive level is specified. In that case, only that archive level is copied.) If archiving is turned off, the most recent archive level in the TO master file is replaced by the most recent archive level in the FROM master file.