Partitioned Data Sets
The Micro Focus Environment
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - pdshub01.htm 
  Introduction
  Manage Partitioned Data Sets
  Flowchart & Technical Details
  Step 1, Start a JES Server on Windows
  Step 2, Create or Update the PDS List
  Step 3, Add PDS List File to Catalog
  Step 4, Create PDS Catalog Entries
  Step 5, Review and Validate Results
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
The SimoTime Home Page 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

Creating the catalog for a new Enterprise Server, Mainframe Sub-System environment is a critical task that needs to be implemented at the beginning of a project that requires the moving or migration of non-relational data files (this includes VSAM Data Sets). This quickly becomes a much larger task to replicate and adapt across various groups such as System Testing, Production and individual programmers doing development, unit testing and support. The process for creating and populating a catalog should be setup as a repeatable process from the beginning.

This document has been created as a reference for individuals that have a very good understanding of the Windows Operating System and have attended the basic training classes for Micro Focus Enterprise Server.


We have made a significant effort to ensure the documents and software technologies are correct and accurate. We reserve the right to make changes without notice at any time. The function delivered in this version is based upon the enhancement requests from a specific group of users. The intent is to provide changes as the need arises and in a timeframe that is dependent upon the availability of resources.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Manage Partitioned Data Sets

The purpose of this document is to focus on the task of populating a catalog with the Partitioned Data Sets or PDS's. The term "populate a catalog" is used to reference the process of creating a catalog entry in the Micro Focus Mainframe Sub-System environment.

Creating a catalog entry for a PDS can be as simple as submitting a job to a Micro Focus Server that is configured to support a Mainframe Sub-System and batch processing (or JES Server). Most of the effort is usually spent identifying the PDS's (and their properties) required by the application being migrated.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Flowchart & Technical Details

The following provides an overview of the logic flow for the PDS Management process.

             
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Start a Micro Focus JES Server
 
CATMAPA1
rseq
 
 
SYS1START
cmd
 
 
SIMOBATA
JES Server
Start the SIMOBATA Server
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Using Microsoft Excel
 
Excel
Microsoft
   
   
LONAPPDS
xlss
Repository of PDS Information or Properties
   
   
   
LONAPPDS
csv
A Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) copy of the Repository
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Convert PDS List and Submit a Job
 
LONAPPDS
csv
 
 
CATPDSE1
cmd
 
 
PDSLIST1
rseq
Create a PDS list file in Fixed-Field format
   
CATPDSJ1
jcl
 
 
PDSLIST1
catalog entry
Create an entry in the JES Server CATALOG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Define/Integrate PDS's into the JES Server Catalog
 
CATPDSE2
cmd
Submit Job to Create the Catalog entries for PDS's defined in the List File
   
CATPDSJ2
jcl
This JCL will Generate and Submit JCL via INTRDR
Create a Catalog entry for PDS's defined in the List File
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
PDSLIST1
rseq
 
 
MFCATPOP
cbl
 
 
SUBTRACE
rseq
Program to Read List, Create a Trace File and Submit JCL to INTRDR
   
   
   
   
End of File
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
No
Yes
   
INTRDR
MAKEAPDS.JCL
 
 
List Name
catalog entry
   
Create a Catalog entry for a PDS.
Refer to Note-1
   
   
Loop Back
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
End of Step
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Review and Validate Results
 
SPOOL
JES Server
   
   
ES Admin
browser
 
 
DISPLAY
browser
Look at the SPOOL Output
   
CATALOG
JES Server
   
   
Verify CATALOG entries
   
SUBTRACE
rseq
   
   
From ES Admin Catalog view contents of SUBTRACE
 
Note:1 The JCL member (MAKEAPDS.JCL) that is submitted to the Internal Reader is a generated member.
Identify, Define and Integrate PDS's into the JES Server Environment

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 1, Start a JES Server on Windows

Before we can run (or submit) jobs it will be necessary to start a server that has been configured to run mainframe-oriented jobs (i.e. process JCL members).

The SYS1START command file calls the ENV1BASE command file to set commonly used environment variables. It then calls the SYS1BAKConsole command file to provide a backup of the previously created "console.log" file. It then starts the specified server based on the first parameter of the command line. The following is an example of the command line syntax. The first parameter is the name of the server to be started.

C:\SIMOSAM1\SYS1\LOADLIB> SYS1START ServerName

For the SimoTime JES Server use the following command.

C:\SIMOSAM1\SYS1\LOADLIB> SYS1START SIMOBATA

This link provides an example of  How to Configure a Micro Focus Server  for batch processing using JCL scripts.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 2, Create or Update the PDS List

The approach taken in this example uses an Excel Spreadsheet to manage a list of the PDS names along with detailed information about each PDS. The preferred format for using Excel is the XLSS format. Once the list has been completed a separate copy should be saved as a CSV file. The CSV file will be used by subsequent steps in the creation of PDS catalog entries.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 3, Add PDS List File to Catalog

The first task in this step will be to convert the ASCII/Text file with CSV records into a record sequential file with fixed field lengths and a fixed record length of 1,024 bytes. This new file can then be processed using standard, mainframe-oriented COBOL programs and JCL.

The following shows the command line syntax used to run the (CATPDSE1.CMD) command that converts the file and submits the job to create the catalog entry for the file that contains the list of PDS names and properties.

C:\SIMOSAM1\SYS1\LOADLIB> CATPDSE1 

This link provides detailed information to create a Catalog entry for the file that contains the  List of PDS Names and Properties .

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 4, Create PDS Catalog Entries

This step will create the catalog entries defined in the list of PDS names and properties. This is accomplished by generating the JCL and submitting the generated JCL to the internal reader (INTRDR). The following command (CATPDSE2.CMD) shows the syntax for submitting the job that does the actual creation of the catalog entries.

The following shows the command line syntax used to run the (CATPDSE2.CMD) command that will submit the job to create the catalog entries for each PDS specified in the List file.

C:\SIMOSAM1\SYS1\LOADLIB> CATPDSE2 

This link provides detailed information to  Create PDS Catalog Entries  using a List File.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 5, Review and Validate Results

Use ES/Administration to review the results in the SPOOL file and Catalog.

Review the contents of the SUBTRACE file. For the sample program the Data Set Name is SIMOTIME.UTIL.PDSTRACE. The following shows an example of the trace information that is included in the SUBTRACE file.

**SIMOTIME-SEPARATOR-----------------------------------------SIMOTIME**
//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.JCL
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//JCLPDS   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.JCL,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=00080,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\JCL\*.JCL
//*
**SIMOTIME-SEPARATOR-----------------------------------------SIMOTIME**
//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.PROCLIB
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//PROCLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.PROCLIB,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=00080,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\PROCLIB\*.PRC
//*
**SIMOTIME-SEPARATOR-----------------------------------------SIMOTIME**
//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.PARMLIB
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//PARMLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.PARMLIB,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=00080,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\PARMLIB\*.CTL
//*
**SIMOTIME-SEPARATOR-----------------------------------------SIMOTIME**
//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.JCLINCS
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//INCSLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.JCLINCS,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=00080,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\JCLINCS\*.INC
//*
**SIMOTIME-SEPARATOR-----------------------------------------SIMOTIME**
//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.REXXLIB
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//REXXLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.REXXLIB,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=00080,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\REXXLIB\*.REX
//*
**SIMOTIME-SEPARATOR-----------------------------------------SIMOTIME**
//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.CSVLIB
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//CSVLIB   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.CSVLIB,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=02048,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\XLSS\*.CSV
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The purpose of this document is to focus on the task of populating a catalog with the entries for Partitioned Data Sets or PDS's. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SIMOTIME Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SIMOTIME Services or Technologies please send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com or call 415 883-6565. We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations about the suitability of the software, documentation or learning material for any purpose. It is provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software, documentation or training material.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Transfer all the members within a PDS to a Windows Directory using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This approach uses the IEBPTPCH Utility Program (available on a ZOS Mainframe System) to extracts all the members from a PDS and concatenates the members into a single sequential file. Each member in the file will be preceded by a record that contains the member name. The single sequential file is then transferred to the target system.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for non-Relational Data Files and Structures and document the process.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a higher-level perspective of the catalog migration process for the Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

The following links will require an internet connect.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Comments or Feedback

This document was created and is copyrighted and maintained by SimoTime Technologies.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please call at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform.

The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process.

SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

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