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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 19, 2020

LOAD utility support for removable media / TAPE for WORKDDN, SYSUT1 and SORTOUT

"... The LOAD utility WORKDDN data sets, SYSUT1 and SORTOUT, are multi-use datasets. When a very large table is loaded, it is sometimes necessary to use a tape device for these datasets. The problem is if error or discard processing is invoked, the WORKDDN data sets need to be opened a second time. Some tape management systems will not allow a tape dataset to be opened a second time in the same job step resulting in the load abnormally ending. The job step may end with System Code S613 with message IEC147I 613-04 “The error occurred during processing of an OPEN macro instruction for a data set on magnetic tape.” Additional messages may be returned by the tape subsystem. An enhancement to eliminate the multi-use of these datasets would allow the directing the WORKDDN datasets to a tape device for very large tables. ..."