VSAM Part 1 (VSAM and IDCAMS Workshop)

Course:  VSID
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  I
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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to VSAM

An overview of VSAM

  • Data organisation
  • Data set organisations
  • VSAM organisations
  • VSAM and the Catalog
  • The VSAM Utility program - IDCAMS

VSAM Building Blocks

  • VSAM Data set structures
  • Control Interval Format
  • Control Area Format

VSAM Clusters

  • VSAM processing
  • Entry Sequenced Data sets
  • Key Sequenced Data sets
  • Relative Record Data sets
  • Linear Data sets
  • Spanned and non-spanned records

IDCAMS Syntax

  • IDCAMS JCL Requirements
  • IDCAMS Command Syntax
  • Conditional execution

MVS Catalogs

  • Catalog Structure
  • Catalog Information
  • Catalog Alias Mechanism

AMS Commands

  • DEFINE CLUSTER
    • format and parameters
  • LISTCAT
    • format and group information
  • Other commands
    • ALTER, DELETE, PRINT and REPRO
  • Performance, security and integrity related parameters

Alternate Indexes

  • AIX processing
  • DEFINE AIX
  • DEFINE PATH
  • BLDINDEX
What You Can Expect

This course is design to provide the delegates with the skills necessary to understand VSAM concepts and code IDCAMS job steps and interpret the output.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is suitable for application programmers, application support personnel, system support personnel and operations support personnel who need to be familiar with VSAM and use the VSAM utility program IDCAMS.

Recommended Prerequisites

Delegates are expected to have an understanding of the z/OS operating system, JCL and TSO/ISPF.

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