Working with a list of catalog entries

When you select the “List catalog entries” option on the Catalog Services panel (by leaving the Command line blank), a list of catalog entries is displayed as shown in Figure 1.

The list includes the following information for each entry:

To scroll to see more information, press the Right function key (F11).

Note: For an explanation of each item displayed on the Data Set List, refer to the online help.

If a catalog error occurs (for example, if the data component of a VSAM cluster is not found), ERROR appears in the Entry type field.

Note: You might be able to find out more about such errors by viewing the IDCAMS messages. To view these message, enter the AMSMSG command.

To update your list view, to include any changes that you have made and also any changes made by other users since you first displayed the list, enter the REFRESH primary command.

To view or find a data set entry, choose from the following techniques:

To select a service, perform either of these actions

To define or delete a catalog entry and run the function in batch:

  1. Select the Batch execution option on the Catalog Services panel.
  2. Select the with list option on the Catalog Services panel.
  3. On the Data Set List panel. enter the DEFINE or DELETE line command against the catalog entry you want to work with.
Figure 1. Catalog Services: list of catalog entries with Process pull-down menu
  Process   Options   Help
┌───────────────────┐ ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
│    1. Alter       │           Data Set List                Row 00001 of 00012
│    2. Define      │                                             Types ALLVSAM
│    3. Copy        │                                   Creat    Dsorg Recfm L
│    4. Delete      │ A.**                              *        *     *
│    5. List        │ A.ESDS                            09/08/14
│    6. Browse      │ A.ESDS.DATA                       09/08/14
│    7. AFP Browse  │ A.ESDSN                           09/08/17
│    8. Edit        │ A.ESDSN.DATA                      09/08/17
│    9. View        │ A.ESDS2                           09/08/14
│   10. Info        │ A.ESDS2.DATA                      09/08/14
│   11. Extents     │ A.KSDS                            07/08/30
│   12. Print       │ A.KSDS.DATA                       07/08/30
│   13. Recall      │ A.KSDS.INDEX                      07/08/30
│   14. Rename      │ A.KSDS2                           08/12/17
│   15. AMS message │ A.KSDS2.DATA                      08/12/17
│   16. Refresh     │ A.KSDS2.INDEX                     08/12/17
│   17. Exit        │ **
└───────────────────┘

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