Create a connection to the remote system and partitioned data sets

Before you can build the project, you must create partitioned data sets on the remote system. These data sets are where the source and files are generated when you assemble, link, and compile the source.

You must know the IP address or name of the remote system and have permission to access it.

To create a connection to the remote system and partitioned data sets:

  1. Create a z/OS® connection. For more information about creating a z/OS connection, see Accessing source files on z/OS.
  2. Connect to the remote system. For more information about connecting to a remote system, see Accessing source files on z/OS.
  3. Allocate the following partitioned data sets. Specify your user ID for <HLQ>.
    • <HLQ>.AUTOMART.ASSEMBLE for Assembler source files.
    • <HLQ>.AUTOMART.CNTL for shipped and generated JCL.
    • <HLQ>.AUTOMART.COBOL for COBOL source files.
    • <HLQ>.AUTOMART.LISTING for compiler listing output files.
    • <HLQ>.COBOL.COPYLIB* for copybooks.
    • <HLQ>.COBOL.SYSDEBUG* for debugger output files.
    • <HLQ>.ASMOBJS.OBJ* for Assembler object deck files.
    • <HLQ>.COBOBJS.OBJ* for COBOL object deck files.
    • <HLQ>.DB2DBRM* the database request module location.
    • <HLQ>.LOAD* the load module location.

    These partitioned data sets store both source files and files that are generated during assembling, linking, and compiling. If you have questions about the data set characteristics to assign to each partitioned data set, contact your systems administrator. Data set names that are flagged with * are the default data set names that are specified in a property group when you create it. If your site follows a different naming convention, allocate data sets with names that follow the convention, and be sure to update the property group to follow the convention.

    For more information about allocating partitioned data sets, see Allocating data sets.
On the remote system, the partitioned data sets are added to the MVS Files > Retrieved Data Sets folder. This folder is usually referred to as a filter, because it shows only the most recently allocated data sets on the remote system that use your user ID as the high-level qualifier.
Retrieved data sets