I need to determine the status of a tape volser that is currently mounted on a drive.
I'm using the VSE flavor of REXX.
I have the VOLSER but I need to access the catalog to see if it is a scratch tape, or an active tape.
If it is an active tape, I need the DSN of the tape, the job that created or mounted the tape, and the time of the last use.
There are subroutines that I can call from Cobol to do this, but I want to do this in REXX.
Is this something that can be done?
Is there an existing informational APAR concerning this?
Release : 7.1
Component : Dynam Family for z/VSE
Dynam has no direct method to access the catalog with REXX. You could write a REXX program that calls a Cobol or ALC program using the DYNACC and then return the data back to the REXX program.