The LISTCAT command is provided to list the information from catalog entries. Listcat command provides following information about VSAM datasets.
It is almost always a good idea to list the catalog entries for objects immediately following their creation to visually verify that all of the options you intended to specify were entered correctly and had the desired effect on the entry created.
It is also frequently necessary to list fields from the catalog entry for a VSAM object to diagnose problems.
LISTCAT ENTRY(vsam-file-name) ALL
vsam-file-name is the VSAM dataset name for which we need all the information. ALL keyword is specified to get all catalog details.
Following example shows how to fetch all the details using Listcat command for a VSAM dataset.
//JOBNAME1 JOB 'IBMMAINFRAMER',CLASS=C,PRTY=10,MSGCLASS=C, //* MSGLEVEL=(1,1),NOTIFY=&SYSUID //* //STEP001 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* //SYSIN DD * LISTCAT ENTRY(racfid.VSAM.KSDSFILE.TEST) ALL /*
If you execute the above JCL. Job should complete successfully with MAXCC = 0 and it will show all the catalog details about racfid.VSAM.KSDSFILE.TEST dataset.
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