FILE-AID TUTORIAL REFERENCE STUDY MATERIAL HELP. DB2 DB2 3 UTILITIES F FILEAID 4 FOREGROUND FI FILEAID/IMS 5 BATCH I IMS FACILITY 6. Generate the JCL required to submit a File-AID/Batch job or any other non File- AID batch utility with File-AID’s Batch Submit utility (option ). Can anyone tell me the use of REFORMAT command??? does this reformat the input file based on the given copybook?? Below is the.

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Utolity a group of members from a PDS. Records can be copied as is or modified. Syntax 3 replaces at an alternate location based on a condition. USER Performs a copy function that provides greater control over the writing of output records and datasets. The parameter must specify a unique unit.

Indicates movement or change of data. Enables you to code actions to perform when the preceding conditional statement is false.

REFORMAT command in FILEAID utility – JCL

Maintains PDS member statistics when updating partitioned datasets. Limits the number of input records to be processed. Displays VTOC summary information and dataset names in alphabetical sequence. The exit names can be utliity to eight characters long.


Syntax 2 replaces at an alternate location depending on a condition. Must be the first parameter specified after a function. Specifies to validate the compare criteria without comparing the data. Places record count limits on the datasets being processed. I have listed few commands Wed Mar 01, 1: DBCS and single byte Katakana data is accepted as data element values. Change record format by reformatting any type of dataset that is, enlarge data fields, add new data fields.


ORIF begins a new set of selection. Wed Apr 14, 5: Transferring file to Mainframes. Selects members based on CA Panvalet language type. Statement DD01 defines the input dataset. Changes the default maximum of input parameters permitted per execution of File-AID.

Statement DD01O defines the output dataset. It scans the specified field for the absence of a data value. The following table shows parameter availability by function. File-AID provides quick and convenient access to the necessary data and files enabling developers to focus their time on actual development work instead of hunting around for data.

Chapter 15. Using File-AID/Batch

Do not update PDS statistics. Selection, Action, and Control Parameters Parameters are code words that control or limit processing actions. Syntax 1 replaces by condition.

The ZERO parameter specifies whether numeric fields will be printed with leading zeros or not. Frequently Used commands in File-Aid.

fileair Selects every nth occurrence of a record for processing. Accumulate totals to verify reports. File-AID executes the statement and immediately displays any results on the screen. This parameter is valid only for Panvalet members. Action requests consist of the following: Use C to specify character data, or X for hexadecimal data.


Because this is a foreground process, no tutorial information is available for the Control Statement screen. Update PDS statistics if they exist. Replaces the first occurrence of a character or hexadecimal data in fixed or variable length records with data of a different length. Initiate a user abend without a dump for any non-zero return code.

The value of xxxx equals the last four characters of the language code. Maintains trailing blanks spaces in variable length records. DROP Eliminates unwanted records from a dataset while copying it. Specifies which field numbers in the record to print in vertical formatted mode. Descriptions and values for parameter elements are given in Parameter Elements.

Parameters are described below, grouped according to type. Sends a record to an output file during a USER function. Controls the number of records dropped from a dataset during a DROP function. When a blank is encountered, the remainder of the line is treated as a comment. Condensed compare is for Character and Hexadecimal print formats.