All Utilities Home Page IEBGENER Introduction



IEBGENER is for copying Physical Sequential files and members of PDSs or PDSEs. IEBGENER can be used to convert sequential files to PDS and PDS to sequential. IEBGENER copy can handle the record lengths up to 32760 bytes. If the record length is greater than 32760, records will be truncated.

IEBGENER is purely mainframe related utility which is used to process or manipulate Sequential files and members of PDSs or PDSEs with the help of JCL or other mainframe utilities which can run IEBGENER in background.


Readers who are having or not having mainframe knowledge.


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.


Need to have the JCL knowledge if learning the IEBGENER for processing Sequential files and members of PDSs or PDSEs. 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. IEBGENER - Introduction
  2. IEBGENER - Control Statements
  3. IEBGENER - Performing Tasks

All Utilites Home Page IEBGENER Introduction