IDCAMS Tutorial (for Experienced)


This page describes audiences, objectives, prerequisites, and the topics covered as part of the tutorial.


IDCAMS (Integrated Data Cluster Access Method Services) is the utility program name for access method services (AMS) and used to create, modify and delete the VSAM datasets.

The functions of AMS are performed through the different functional commands of IDCAMS.

Objective and Audiences

In this tutorial, all the topics are covered with in-depth information. So, this tutorial is advised for intermediate and expert developers.

If you are a newbie to IDCAMS utility, go through the IDCAMS Tutorial (for Beginners)


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

Readers need to have the JCL basic knowledge to understand the IDCAMS concepts easily. Go through the below tutorial -

For basic information, go through IDCAMS Tutorial (for Beginners)