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VSE Utilities

Duration

4 hours

Overview

The VSE Utilities course describes the main utilities that are required to display resources of a VSE system. It explains their function and how they are used.

Audience

Senior operators and application and system programmers who require knowledge about the use of VSE Utilities

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the VSE system

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • recognise VSE utilities
  • Define the functions of VSE utilities
  • Identify how and when to use VSE utilities

Course Content

Utilities – LVTOC, LISTIO, LSERV, MTC

What Is a Utility Program?
Displaying VTOC
Displaying Logical Assignments
Displaying Label Information Area
MTC Command

Introduction to VSAM Files

VSAM Catalogues
AMS/IDCAMS

IDCAMS - Define Space, Catalog, and Cluster

Defining User Catalogues
Defining Clusters

Librarian

VSE Librarian and Commands
ACCESS Command
LISTDIR Command
LIST Command
CATALOG Command
DELETE Command
CONNECT Command
COPY Command
DEFINE Command

Sort/ Merge

Sortout Statement
Sortin Statement
Input and Output Files
Sortwork Statement
Sort/ Merge Control Statements and Operands
Record Control Statements
INPFIL and OUTFIL Control Statements

JCL for Sort/ Merge

How to Write JCL for a SORT/ MERGE

VSE Ditto

Ditto Utility and Functions
UPSI Statements

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