Space announcement

   

This space provides the same content as before, but the organization of the home page has changed. The content is now organized based on logical branches instead of legacy book titles. We hope that the new structure will help you quickly find the content that you need.

Managing data sets

You can navigate to and edit data set members.

The File Locator perspective provides a visual hierarchical display of the data sets and members, similar to the file windows commonly found on personal computers.

Viewing and editing a data set

Use the following procedure to browse to, select, and edit any file on the IBM z/OS system that you are authorized to access.

To view and edit a data set

 New console
  1. In the File Locator perspective, click Add Filter .
  2. Enter a data set name.

    The wildcard * is supported.

  3. Click OK to search for all data sets and data set members (files) that satisfy your filter.

    The matching data sets and data set members are displayed in a hierarchical tree on the navigator pane. Details of the data sets and data set members are displayed in the results pane.

  4. In the hierarchical tree, navigate to the data set that contains the files that you require.
  5. If you want to open and view the data set, perform one of the following actions in the results pane:
    • Double-click the file.

    • Select the file and click Open .

  6. If you want to edit the file, perform one of the following actions in the results pane:
    • Double-click the file.

    • Select the file and click Edit  .

  7. In Scratchpad, view or edit the file, and save any changes.
  8. If your data set is archived, respond to the displayed Restore Archive Data dialog box in either of the following ways:
    • Click Yes to restore the data set.

    • Click No to bypass restoring.

 Classic console
  1. In the File Locator perspective, click Add Data Set Filter .
  2. Enter a data set name.

    The wildcard * is supported.

  3. Click OK to search for all data sets and data set members (files) that satisfy your filter.

    The matching data sets and data set members are displayed in a hierarchical tree on the navigator pane. Details of the data sets and data set members are displayed in the results pane.

  4. In the hierarchical tree, navigate to the data set that contains the files that you require.
  5. If you want to open and view the data set, perform one of the following actions in the results pane:
    • Double-click the file.

    • Select the file and click Open .

      Tip

      You can also right-click in the results pane and select .

  6. If you want to edit the file, perform one of the following actions in the results pane:
    • Double-click the file.

    • Select the file and click Edit  .

      Tip

      You can also right-click in the results pane and select .

  7. In Scratchpad, view or edit the file, and save any changes.
  8. If your data set is archived, respond to the displayed Restore Archive Data dialog box in either of the following ways:
    • Click Yes to restore the data set.

    • Click No to bypass restoring.

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