PACK primary command

You can use the PACK primary command in the Edit panel, to convert non-packed data to the ISPF PACK format or to unpack data that is in the ISPF PACK format.


Read syntax diagramSkip visual syntax diagram

Instructs Z Data Tools to write the output file with ISPF PACK format when saving or exiting. ON is the default if no argument is supplied.
Note: If the data is already packed, and the Recognize and interpret packed data option is not turned on, issuing this command causes Z Data Tools to “double-pack” the data.
Instructs Z Data Tools not to use ISPF PACK format when writing the output file. If the data was in ISPF PACK format, this unpacks the data.


Related tasks and examples