Delete Entry panel

The Delete Entry panel is used to delete catalog entries from the IDCAMS catalog system.

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. Delete Entry panel
  Process   Options   Help
 Z Data Tools                     Delete Entry

 Data Set:
    Data set name  . . 'USERID.TESTCATS.ESDS1'
    Catalog ID . . . . 'CATALOG.UCATAPC'

    Volume serial(s) . MV8W28

 Delete Options:
    Erase  . . . . . .  
    Purge  . . . . . . N
    Scratch  . . . . . Y

 Command ===>                                                                  
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F6=List      F7=Up
  F8=Down      F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel                              

The following options are available:

Specify Y if the space occupied by the data set is to be overwritten with binary zeros when the data set is deleted; specify N if the space is not to be overwritten; or leave blank to use the erase option set when the catalog entry was defined or last altered.
Specify Y to delete the entry regardless of the retention period specified, otherwise specify N.
Specify Y if the data set is to be removed from the VTOC of the volume on which it resides, otherwise specify N.

This parameter is not applicable to entries which do not have a VTOC entry.

Equivalent functions

  • None

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