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Introduction:


IDCAMS stands for Integrated Data Cluster Access Method Services. IDCAMS utility is used to create, modify and delete the VSAM datasets. Access Method Services is used to perform various functions including creation on VSAM datasets and catalog’s.

IDCAMS is purely mainframe related utility which is used to process or manipulate VSAM datasets or no VSAM datasets with the help of JCL or other mainframe utilities which can run IDCAMS in background.


Audiences:


Readers who are having or not having mainframe knowledge.


Objective:


The tutorial is intended for the readers with a little mainframe experience as the tutorial mainly focuses on how it is used in mainframe environment. In the tutorial, all the topics are covered with in depth description and can understandable by anyone who had minimum computation background.


Prerequisites:


Need to have the JCL knowledge if learning the IDCAMS for processing VSAM files. Learn JCL tutorial at JCL Tutorial here if required.

Having the computation background will be an advantage in understanding the concepts a bit easy. Without having computation background, it is a bit time taking to understand the concepts and need to go through the topic more than once to understand clearly.


Table of contents:


  1. IDCAMS - Introduction
  2. IDCAMS - Define Cluster
  3. IDCAMS - Alternate Index
  4. IDCAMS - Define Alternate Index
  5. IDCAMS - Define Path
  6. IDCAMS - Build Index
  7. IDCAMS - ALTER
  8. IDCAMS - LISTCAT
  9. IDCAMS - PRINT
  10. IDCAMS - REPRO
  11. IDCAMS - IMPORT & EXPORT
  12. IDCAMS - VERIFY
  13. IDCAMS - DELETE


All Tutorials Home Page IDCAMS Introduction