Disk Track Edit (option 5.2)

Use this option to create, modify and manipulate records on a disk track.

You must specify the device, the data set name, or both and optionally the physical location of the track.

If you specify a track, Z Data Tools presents the data immediately for editing.

If you do not specify a track, Z Data Tools displays the selected extent in browse mode.

To edit and update a record:

  1. Select the record that you want to update. Either move the cursor to the record, or use any of the locate commands that are available in browse functions.
  2. Press the Zoom function key (F2). This gives you a detailed view of the selected record.
  3. Update the record by:
    • Overtyping the existing text with new text. (You can overtype the characters or the hex.)
    • Entering a column number in the Col field, and use the GET or COPY command to overwrite data in the record, starting at the specified column.

      For the GET command, the data that you previously copied to the buffer with the PUT command is written. For the COPY command, you specify the columns of the current record that you want to copy.

      For example, if the value in the Col field is 5 and you enter COPY 10-12, the data in columns 10 to 12 replaces the data that was previously in columns 5 to 7. If you enter COPY 10, the character in column 10 replaces the character that was previously in column 5.

    • Entering a standard primary edit command.
  4. Use the Exit function key (F3) to save your changes or the Cancel function key (F12) to discard the changes. A log of your changes is printed. You can now select another record to update.