Determining the search order for your copybooks

The Preserve copybook library option allows you to determine the search order Z Data Tools uses when looking for a specified copybook.

To determine the search order for your copybooks:

  1. Select the Compiler Language Selection option from the Options pull-down menu.

    Z Data Tools displays the Compiler Language Selection pull-down menu.

  2. Select the Preserve copybook library option.

    Selecting this option causes the template update to attempt to locate the copybook in the data set in which it was originally found.

    Not selecting this option, or if the copybook cannot be located, causes the template update to search the library data sets in order for the first occurrence of the copybook.

The option only applies to template update.

You can also access the Preserve copybook library option on the Compiler Language Selection panel.

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