IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS 9.3 – A new easy way to Create, Modify, Replace and Backup Variable Tables
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The new interface of IBM Workload Scheduler 9.3, the Workload Automation Programming Language (WAPL) allows to easily manipulate Variable Tables through batch jobs.
For example, through the following WAPL JCL:
You can create the MYVARTAB table in the database. Note that the BL-like statements can also be contained in a dataset.
You can create, update and replace a variable table using respectively the CREATE, UPDATE and REPLACE option in the DBMODE parameter.
But the most interesting capability is in the possibility to BACKUP a variable table, in order to recreate it later or in another IWSz installation.
Using the the following commands, in a WAPL JCL:
You obtain the following statements:
That, through another WAPL jcl, You can run to create the same table, or change to create a different one.
…and even backup all the tables is possible: