ALTERING GDG DEFINITION 5. DELETING GDG 6. IMPORTANT PRACTICAL QUESTIONS 1. INTRODUCTION Generation Data Groups or GDGs are a group. This facility is called Generation Data Groups (GDG). . There are two types of mainframe processes: Batch Processing Online Transaction Processing. JCL & VSAM: Hi all, I want to know the major difference between the dataset and GDG. reagrds akshatha.

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The relative name is a signed integer used to refer to the latest 0maifnrame next to the latest -1and so forth, generation.

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Please note that the dataset is referred as STEP1. Process a Generation Data Group. If there is more than one dataset of the same format, they can be concatenated and passed as an input to the program in a single DD name. Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

Other uses will require a SimoTime Software License. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when mainfraem to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

The operating system is able to keep the generations in chronological order. All of the data sets in the group can be referred to by a common name.

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JCL referenced the GDG as a group the output file should have all six records each of the individual data sets associated with the GDG has two 2 records. An initial model DCB can be defined to be used by all versions, but it can be overridden when creating new versions. If the attributes and organizations of all generations in a group are identical, the generations or individual data sets may be retrieved together as a single data set.

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JCL – Defining Datasets

Following is the syntax:. Subsequent files are then named by incrementing the generation number resulting in filenames ending in GV00 through GV An EMPTY parameter specifies that when the limit is reached the three 3 current files will be deleted and the process mainframr start again with the new file.

If the attributes and organizations of all generations in a group are identical, the generations can be retrieved together as mainnframe single data set. This link requires an Internet Connection. Before you gdt the files that attach to a GDG base you may want to create a model dataset that contains the DCB information for mainffame files.

For new non-system-managed data sets, if you do not specify a volume and the data set is not opened, the system does not catalog the data set. The purpose of this suite of programs is to provide examples for creating and processing Generation Data Groups GDG’s. SimoTime majnframe the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform. Older data sets have smaller absolute numbers. The DSN parameter refers to the physical dataset name of a newly created or existing dataset. We reserve the right to make changes without notice at any mianframe.

We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today’s environments. In that case, the dataset in the procedure can be overridden in the JCL. Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems.

That is, each data set is historically related to the others in the group. The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements.

The data will need to mzinframe transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process.


The following shows the catalog list from Enterprise Server. Since the DSN name is the GDG name without an appended GnnnnVnn segment each of the individual data sets or files will be processed as a contiguous file starting with the last created data set.

The input used by this suite of programs is generated within the programs. GV00, then it leads to mainfframe the JCL every time before execution. The operating system’s catalog management routines use the absolute generation name.

Concept Solutions Corporation: What are Generation Data Groups (GDG)

If any of the GDG versions are set with an expiration date which is yet to expire, then those are not deleted and hence the GDG geg is retained. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. New system-managed data sets are always cataloged when allocated, with the volume assigned from a storage group. The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and mainframee be accessed using the icon. A generation data group GDG base is allocated in a catalog before the generation data sets are cataloged.

The preceding job uses the IEFBR14 program a system supplied program that simply does a return to caller with a return code of zero in mainvrame with a DD statement to create the model.