Managing catalog entries

To manage your catalog entries from within Z Data Tools, you can use the Catalog Services Utility. Catalog Services uses IDCAMS system services to obtain and process catalog information. For instance, the effect of using the Alter, Define, and Delete services, is the same as using the equivalent IDCAMS command with the same parameters.

Note: To use Catalog Services effectively, you need a basic understanding of the catalog system and IDCAMS usage. For more information about IDCAMS, see z/OS DFSMS Access Method Services for Catalogs.

The tasks and concepts described in this section are: