Using File Manager for z/OS

Training Summary
This course will introduce students to the skills necessary to use File Manager for z/OS. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
  • Use File Manager to view and edit standard z/OS file types (including VSAM).
  • Apply a COBOL or PL/I layout to a dataset and reformat the layout as required.
  • Build and apply templates to specify the records to be accessed within a dataset.
  • Populate a dataset by copying or extracting data from sequential or VSAM datasets.
  • Reformat existing record layouts to generate new datasets.
  • Use File Manager to compare datasets.
  • Modify File Manager system parameters as required.
A series of lab exercises will be used to reinforce the classroom education.
  • Introduction to z/OS, or equivalent experience.
  • TSO/ISPF, or equivalent experience.
  • A working knowledge of COBOL or PL/I programming techniques is helpful, but not required.
  • A working knowledge of VSAM datasets is helpful, but not required.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
Application programmers, system programmers, technical support, and testers.
Course Topics
  • Introduction
  • Viewing and Editing Data Sets
  • Using Templates
  • File Manager Utility Functions
  • File Manager Utility Functions
  • Template and Copybooks Utilities

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