Advanced copybook source definitions

  • Function entry panels:

    Specify the Copybook or Template data set name and member name with either an existing template or copybook member and select the Edit template option with Type set to S. This takes you to the advanced copybook selection panels which allow you to change the source definitions and create a new template or update an existing template.

  • Workbench:
    Select the option Advanced copybook selection and use the CC command with a copybook data set name and member name to create a new template, or the U prefix command with a template data set name and member name to update the source definition for an existing template.
    Note: You can also use the E command with the copybook data set name and member name, provided the template data set and member names are left blank.
Note: See Advanced copybook selection for a description of what you can do when specifying advanced copybook source definitions for templates.

If the Edit template option is used from a function entry panel with a copybook source definition, you are prompted to provide a template data set name (and, for partitioned data sets, a member name) to save the template that has just been created. Templates can be stored in sequential, PDS or PDSE data sets only.

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