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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Verifying the logic of a batch job before it is submitted.

IBM MAINFRAME: File Aid Tips & Frequently used commands

A number from 0 to that does not exceed the record size. The ZERO parameter specifies whether numeric fields will be printed with leading zeros or not.

Replaces the first occurrence of a character or hexadecimal data in fixed filwaid variable length records with data of a different length.

The following control statement determines which programs must be changed to reflect the new company name. Separate multiple member names with a comma and surround the names with parentheses. Default Include the RDW during record processing and display it on output.


Audit Trail Print Format Control: Sets end-of-job EOJ processing based on abnormal conditions during execution. Thu Sep 22, 2: Specify 0 to 99; 0 specifies unlimited errors. Also converts Release 7 saved selection criteria to Release 8 selection criteria format.

Syntax 1 replaces by location. When the specified value exceeds the size of the dataset, the function ends. Create a complete subset of related files for testing. Builds an output record fileaaid moving data to it from either the input record or control cards.


Limits the VTOC processing to dataset fileadi that match a unique dataset or a dataset specified with pattern characters. Specify n as a decimal value.

Only a member of this blog may post a comment. Valid only with the Compare function. Binary mask used for selection. Must be the last control card. More than one FORM parameter can be used per control card. Runs only on DASD files.

Mainframe Tips, Tricks And Tutorials: Using File-AID/Batch

Files are updated in place. This parameter must be the first parameter following the function and must be uility the same line as the function.


Do not include the RDW during record processing, but display it on output.

Editing a dataset File-Aid: Specifies a default output file during a USER function. The parameter is optional; if it is not specified, all three volume statuses are assumed.

Specifies a pad value. Moves the current record pointer through the input file.

Chapter 15. Using File-AID/Batch

File-AID reads the records of the input dataset, tests each record for the condition specified in the control statement, and urility the results as shown in Figure Selectively print data records using record layouts, enabling you to tailor the format of the output to meet your specific data requirements. To create an OR condition, separate data strings with commas. The actual data must follow one of the following data identifiers and be enclosed by single or double quotes:.

Syntax 3 replaces at an alternate location based on a condition. The control card used are Code: