What is File-Aid?

File-AID from Compuware and File Manager from IBM.
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What is File-Aid?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Fri May 10, 2013 11:22 am

File-AID is Compuware's cross-platform file and data management solution. File-Aid is a versatile utility that is basically used for re-formatting data while copying from another data set. As per the Compuware, Compuware's mainframe data management solution File-AID enables developers to focus on their time developing by providing quick and convenient access to the necessary data and files.

I believe, apart from several usage of this utility like copy data sets, concatenate data-sets etc. File-AID can also be used in logical decisioing in Step exections in a Job; e.g. - it can be used to check whether a file is empty or not.

Below is the general structure of File-Aid Batch processing JCL.

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//STEPNAME EXEC PGM=FILEAID 
//DD01     DD DSN=INPUT.FILE,DISP=SHR 
//DD01O    DD DSN=OUTPUT.FILE,DISP=OLD 
//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=* 
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* 
//SYSLIST  DD SYSOUT=* 
//SYSTOTAL DD SYSOUT=* 
//SYSIN    DD *
File-AID has the support for:
DB2 for z/OS
DB2 UDB
VSAM
IMS
MVS
Oracle
QSAM
SQL server
Sybase
XML


Thanks,
Anuj

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