Copy a Dataset using File-Aid

The steps to copy a file using File-Aid are :


  1. Go to TSO/ISPF</li>
  2. Open fileaid giving command as per your shop’s configuration</li>
  3. Once FileAid’s Primary Option Menu is opened</li>
  4. Choose Utilities</li>
  5. Choose Copy</li>
  6. Give source PDS/dataset name (in FROM ) you might need to provide volume serial number if it is not cataloged.</li>
  7. Give destination PDS/dataset name (in TO) you might need to provide volume serial number if it is not cataloged.</li>
  8. Choose the Disposition New if your TO</strong> is new dataset OLD </strong>for existing dataset</li>
  9. Specify the properties of new dataset in “Allocate New SMS Dataset</strong>” It has to be similar to soure (record length/size/etc</li>
  10. If you are copying form a PDS then it will ask which all members you want to copy to destination.</li>
  11. Select members you want to copy and then hit return to confirm the members you have selected.</li>
  12. PF3 out and see the message top right corner for the status of your operation.</li>
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