Selecting a range of PDS(E) members

The Advanced member selection option lets you select a range of PDS(E) members based on one or more of the following criteria:
  • Similar names
  • The user ID by which they were last updated
  • The date they were created
  • The date they were last modified

To select a range of PDS(E) members in this way, select the Advanced member selection option on the relevant entry panel and press Enter.

Z Data Tools displays the Advanced Member Selection panel:

Member name
To select a range of PDS(E) members based on their name, perform either of these actions
  • Specify the required member name (or a mask) in the Member name field.
  • To select a range of members with similar names, enter the "from" and "to" values in the from and to member name fields respectively.

    If you omit the from member name value, all members from the beginning of the data set to the member name to value are included. Z Data Tools pads the field with blanks to 8 characters.

    If you omit the to member name value, all members from the member name from value to the end of the data set are included. Z Data Tools pads the field with blanks to 8 characters. If you enter an asterisk as the last character in the member name to field, Z Data Tools pads the field with high values to 8 characters.

    For example, the following Member name range selects all members with a name beginning with D, E, or F:
    or range from: D       
               to: F*      
User ID
To select a range of PDS(E) members based on the user ID by which they were last updated, perform either of these actions
  • Specify the required user ID (or a mask) in the Updated by field.
  • To select a range of user IDs, enter the "from" and "to" values in the from and to user ID fields respectively.

    If you omit the from user ID value, all members from the beginning of the data set to the user ID to value are included. Z Data Tools pads the field with blanks to 7 characters

    If you omit the to user ID value, all members from the user ID from value to the end of the data set are included. Z Data Tools pads the field with blanks to 7 characters. If you enter an asterisk as the last character in the user ID to field, Z Data Tools pads the field with high values to 7 characters.

    For example, the following user ID range selects all members with a user ID (by which they were last updated) in the alphabetic range "GEOFF" to "GEORGE":
    from: GEOFF  
      to: GEORGE 
Date created
To select a range of PDS(E) members based on the date they were created, perform either of these actions
  • Specify the required creation date in YYYY/MM/DD format (or a mask) in the Date created field. You can specify an asterisk (*) as the last character to indicate a range of dates, or a percent sign (%) in place of a single character to indicate a selection of dates.
  • To select a range of creation dates:
    • Enter the "from" value (in YYYY/MM/DD format) in the from creation date field. If you omit the from creation date, or you specify an asterisk as the last character, the unspecified portions of the date default as follows:
      DD
      = 01
      MM
      = 01
      YYYY
      = 0000
      No other wildcarding is allowed.
    • Enter the "to" value (in YYYY/MM/DD format) in the to creation date field. If you omit the to creation date, or you specify an asterisk as the last character, the unspecified portions of the date default as follows:
      DD
      = 31
      MM
      = 12
      YYYY
      = 9999
      No other wildcarding is allowed.
    For example, the following creation date range selects all members created between 2004/07/05 and 2004/12/31:
    from: 2004/07/05
      to: 2004*     
Date modified
To select a range of PDS(E) members based on the date they were last modified, perform either of these actions
  • Specify the required modification date in YYYY/MM/DD format (or a mask) in the Date modified field. You can specify an asterisk (*) as the last character to indicate a range of dates, or a percent sign (%) in place of a single character to indicate a selection of dates.
  • To select a range of modification dates:
    • Enter the "from" value (in YYYY/MM/DD format) in the from modification date field. If you omit the from modification date, or you specify an asterisk as the last character, the unspecified portions of the date default as follows:
      DD
      = 01
      MM
      = 01
      YYYY
      = 0000
      No other wildcarding is allowed.
    • Enter the "to" value (in YYYY/MM/DD format) in the to modification date field. If you omit the to modification date, or you specify an asterisk as the last character, the unspecified portions of the date default as follows:
      DD
      = 31
      MM
      = 12
      YYYY
      = 9999
      No other wildcarding is allowed.

    For example, the following modification date range selects all members that were last updated between 2003/11/01 and 2003/12/31:

    from: 2003/11*  
      to: 2003      

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