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Handling PDS dump files

A PDS is a type of "library" containing elements known as "members" exported from a z/OS system (eg. Cobol programs, copybooks, JCL etc.) Each member in the PDS is preceded by a banner containing the member's name (among other information) and is concatenated with other elements in text format. Since AIP Console 1.19, it is possible to deliver source code via a PDS dump. As with the legacy CAST Delivery Manager, AIP Console only supports one type of member and one banner prefix per PDS dump file. If there are several types of members they must be delivered through multiple dump files and if several banner prefixes are used for the same type of members, then the source code delivery must also be done through multiple dump files.

If you want to deliver PDS dump files (containing the Mainframe source code) in the ZIP or the source code folder location, you will need to configure AIP Console to recognise them. This can be done using the Administration Center - Settings - Mainframe libraries - PDS Dump option available in Administration Center - Global Configurations:

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AIPCONSOLE:Administration Center - Settings - Mainframe libraries - PDS Dump
AIPCONSOLE:Administration Center - Settings - Mainframe libraries - PDS Dump

Each PDS dump file that is recognised by AIP Console will be extracted: one file (that the CAST Mainframe Analyzer can analyze) will be created per element in the PDS dump file and these files are then analyzed when an analysis is run.

Using legacy CAST Delivery Manager Tool