SMPE concatenate multiple ptfs for RECEIVE

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Issue/Introduction

I have an MVS PDS with individual PTF members. Is there a way to concatenate the members into a single flat file on MVS so that I do not have to list each PTF member for the SMP/e RECEIVE?



Environment

z/OS

Resolution

Yes, use TSO ISPF 3.3 COPY to copy all members of the PDS to a single flat data set.
 
From TSO ISPF P.3.3, enter the PDS data set name with (*) to copy all members:
 
  Menu  RefList  Utilities  Help                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Move/Copy Utility                               
Option ===> C    
                                                            
 C  Copy data set or member(s)          CP Copy and print                      
 M  Move data set or member(s)          MP Move and print
                     
Specify "From" Data Set below, then press Enter key
                          
From ISPF Library:                                                            
   Project . . .               (--- Options C and CP only         ---)         
   Group . . . .          . . .          . . .          . . .                  
   Type  . . . .                                                               
   Member  . . .                  (Blank or pattern for member list,           
                                   "*" for all members)  
                   
From Other Partitioned or Sequential Data Set:                                
   Name  . . . . . . . ‘mvs.PDS.with.the.ptfs(*)’           
   Volume Serial . . .            (If not cataloged)  
                        
Data Set Password  . .            (If password protected)                      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Then, supply the data set name of a fixed 80 record length MVS data set to copy to and hit enter...
 
  Menu  RefList  Utilities  Help                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        From mvs.PDS
Command ===>
                                                               
Specify "To" Data Set Below
                                                
To ISPF Library:                 Options:                                   
   Project  . . M  MOVE             Enter "/" to select option              
   Group  . . .                        Replace like-named members           
   Type . . . .                        Process member aliases
              
To Other Partitioned or Sequential Data Set:                                
   Name  . . . . . . . ‘mvs.fixed80.dataset'                                 
   Volume Serial . . .           (If not cataloged)  
                      
Data Set Password  . .           (If password protected)  
                 
To Data Set Options:                                                        
   Sequential Disposition        Pack Option         SCLM Setting           
   1  1. Mod                     3  1. Yes           3  1. SCLM             
      2. Old                        2. No               2. Non-SCLM         
                                    3. Default          3. As is    
---------------------------------------------------------------------------       
                

 

Additional Information

Also look into CA utilities for managing solution downloads...

CAUNZIP is a TSO utility that extracts the contents of the solution cart order and produces a set of z/OS UNIX files which can be used for SMP/E RECEIVE processing.

For information on CAUNZIP refer to "CA Common Services for z/OS CA UNZIP Utility Quick Reference Guide Version"
https://support.ca.com/phpdocs/7/common/CA_UNZIP_Utility_Quick_Reference.pdf

CA Concatenate is a Windows utility allows you to concatenate binary(.bin) or text(.txt) files thus reducing the number of files that need to be uploaded to the mainframe. CA Concatenate can be downloaded from the CA Support Freeware Utilities/ Toolbox at 

https://support.ca.com/us/product-content/admin-content/freeware-utilities.html