OLIST commands

Data Set Commander provides a function called OLIST that gives access to the different object classes.

OLIST maintains two types of object lists–temporary and permanent.

Permanent OLISTs are maintained in the user's OLIST library. By default, when the user logs on, Data Set Commander looks for a non-linked library with the DD name PLSTLIBW.

If it does not find this DD name PLSTLIBW pre-allocated, it tries to allocate an existing library named 'id.PLIST.LIBRARY' (later, using the Customization Wizard, you determine whether id is the TSO userid or the user's current TSO prefix). If such a library does not exist, it attempts to use DD IPITBLIB. If this is also unavailable, Data Set Commander dynamically creates a new 'id.PLIST.LIBRARY', with these attributes: DSNTYPE(LIBRARY) DSORG(PO) RECFM(F B) LRECL(80) BLKSIZE(6160) SPACE=(320,160), and the UNIT name specified with the Customization Wizard.

Note: Although Data Set Commander version 7.1 allows a user to separate the OLISTs from other persistent tables in different libraries, it is recommended that a single PDSE library be maintained for both purposes.
Main Command Line Command Remarks
  = The = (equal) line command invokes the immediately preceding line command on the item specified.
/   The same as POPULATE.
  / The / (slash) line command displays the Object List Line Command input panel. From this panel you have access to all line commands that can be applied an OLIST data set. You can use the slash command when you are not sure of the available line commands.
  /D The /D line command deletes one or more entries in the OLIST. The remaining entries are renumbered.
  ?cmd The ?cmd line command displays a panel for you to verify the command before execution.
  %exec The %exec line command invokes a TSO CLIST or REXX executable script on a data set object.
  other The other line command invokes a TSO command, or a CLIST or REXX executable script on a data set object.
#f-#l N/A Invokes a line command on a range on OLIST objects.
A A The A command allocates a data set.
Assist   The Assist command displays information about OLIST main and line commands.
B B The B line command invokes an MSL with a default process of BROWSE, or invokes BROWSE on an object. The action taken depends on the type of object.
BATCH BAT Invokes Batch Job Wizard full command menu.
BATCHFMM N/A Invokes Batch Job Wizard FINDMEM command.
BATCHFTX N/A Invokes Batch Jon Wizard FINDTEXT command.
  BF The BF line command invokes a VSAM BROWSE function on an OLIST object.
C C The C line command catalogs the specified data set on the indicated volume.
CANcel   The CANcel command ends the use of the OLIST without saving any changes you have made to the list itself.
  CLONe The CLONe command provides a comprehensive menu for cloning any given non-VSAM data set.
CLRVOL   The CLRVOL command clears the VOLUME column of a data set object.
CMDparms   The CMDparms command controls a field in which TSO command parameters can be specified. The parameters specified in this field are appended to all TSO commands you enter on the OLIST.
COMPress (PDS only) COMP The COMPress (PDS only) command compresses the specified library.
  COpy The COpy line command copies the one or more members specified.
  COPYALl The COPYALl line command copies all the members of one partitioned dataset to a different data set.
  CREATE Creates a new partitioned-library or sequential dataset object.
CUT   The CUT command copies the OLIST into the specified clipboard number.
Delete D The Delete command deletes a data set or the one or more members specified (with confirmation).
DEFault   The DEFault command changes the default process invoked by the SELECT and S commands during the current OLIST session.
DSLIST DSLIST The DSLIST line command invokes an ISPF data set list (option 3.4) of all items in the current catalog matching the specification.
E E The E line command invokes an MSL with a default process of EDIT, or invokes EDIT on a data set or member. The action taken depends on the type of object.
  EF The EF line command invokes a VSAM EDIT function on an OLIST object.
EMPty EMP The EMPty command removes all members from the specified library, or all data from a sequential data set.
END   The END command saves the permanent OLIST changes and ends the processing.
eXclude X The eXclude main command excludes selected OLIST objects. When this command is used, the *EXCLUDE* tag appears next to the Volume or Class column on the OLIST screen. If you need to exclude a certain range of entries, use the /XX line command at the beginning of the range and the end of the range.
EXPDIR (PDS only) EXPDIR The EXPDIR (PDS only) command expands the library specified.
EXPORT   The EXPORT command saves the OLIST under its current name in the specified library.
FILLCLAS   The FILLCLAS command is an alias of FILLVOL (FV). It checks the existence and attributes of each object in an OLIST and updates all CLASS and VOLUME fields.
FILLVOL   The FILLVOL command fills in the VOLUME column or CLASS column of data set objects.
FILter   The FILter command selectively tailors the display of members in the OLIST (or to remove all filtering).
Find   The Find command locates the next item in the OLIST whose name contains a specified text string.
FindMem   Alias of the MEMFind command.
FindText   The FindText command searches for a specified string in sequential and partitioned data set objects. For FindText scenario examples, see Searching with command FindText.
FLIP   The FLIP command toggles between visible and invisible (excluded and filtered-out) lines.
FREe FREe The FREe command frees unused space in a specified dataset object.
  /I The /I line command inserts one or more empty lines in the OLIST for the insertion additional items.
  HDELETE The HDELETE line command deletes a migrated (archived) data set object.
  HLIST The HLIST line command displays archiving information about a migrated data set object.
  INFO The INFO line command displays information about a data set object.
LEVEL   The LEVEL command shows only data set objects that satisfy the specified level of DSNAME qualifier, thus acting like a filter.
LISTALOC   The LISTALOC command appends allocated data sets to the current OLIST.
LISTBASE LISTB The LISTBASE command appends generation-data-group base names to the current OLIST.
LISTCAT LISTC The LISTCAT line command appends cataloged data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTCLON   The LISTCLon main command populates an OLIST with clone data set names matching a given pattern.
LISTGdg LISTG The LISTGdg command appends generation-data-group data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTHIST   The LISTHIST command appends the most recently used data sets to the current OLIST.
LISTMIGR LISTM The LISTMigr command appends migrated (archived) data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTMULT   The LISTMULT main command appends data set names to the current OLIST from multiple list specifications.
LISTNVS   The LISTNvs main command populates an OLIST with NON-VSAM data set names matching a given pattern.
LISTPAGE   The LISTPAGE main command appends cataloged Paging-Space data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTPDSE   The LISTPDSE main command appends cataloged PDSE library data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTSMP LISTZ The LISTSMP command appends SMP/E ZONE VSAM cluster names to the current OLIST.
LISTSYS   The LISTSYS command appends specific system data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTTAPE LISTT The LISTTAPE main command appends cataloged TAPE library data set names to the current OLIST.
LISTVSAM   The LISTVSAM main command appends VSAM cluster names to the current OLIST.
LISTVTOC LISTV The LISTVTOC command appends data set names, from specific volumes, to the current OLIST.
Locate   The Locate command locates the next data set (or object) name beginning with the specified text string.
  LOSTGen The LOSTGen line command displays only the orphan generations of a PDSE library.
  MAPpds The MAPpds (PDS only) command displays a data map of a PDS library, from which you can restore deleted members.
MEMFind   The MEMFind command locates the first, next, or all libraries in the OLIST that contain the specified member.
MF   Same as MEMFind.
MOVE (PDS only) M The MOVE (PDS only) line command moves the specified member or members.
  MOVEALl The MOVEALl line command moves all of the members from one data set to a different data set.
OLIST O The OLIST line command invokes a temporary OLIST of all items in the current catalog matching the specification.
OPEN   The OPEN command switches to another OLIST.
OPRINT   The OPRINT command prints the current OLIST.
PASTE   The PASTE command attaches the contents of a previously cut OLIST to the end of the current OLIST.
POPULATE   The POPULATE command accesses a pull-down menu which allows you to select how to populate the current OLIST. This is similar to selecting the Populate option on the Action Bar. From the Populate pull-down menu, you select from nine population options.
PRINT (PDS or Sequential only) P The PRINT (PDS or Sequential only) line command copies the one or more members specified.
QUIT   The QUIT command aborts all the nested OLIST and MSL processing in the current split.
  /R The /R line command repeats an existing line in the OLIST one or more specified times (presumably for subsequent editing).
REFRESH   The REFRESH line command refreshes the current OLIST display from original parameters.
RELEASE   The RELEASE main command closes or deletes the current print group.
RENAME R The RENAME line command renames a data set or a member.
RESet   The RESet command clears selected (or all) columns in the display and removes the empty lines.
RFIND   The RFIND main command repeats the current FIND, EXCLUDE, FINDTEXT, or MEMFIND command.
RIGHT   The RIGHT command invokes ISPF Data Set List Utility on the object that the cursor is positioned at.
S S The S line command selects an item and invokes the default process for that item. (The default process depends on the type of object, how OLIST was invoked, and the setting on the Data Set Commander Options panel for OLIST.)
SAVE   The SAVE command saves permanent OLIST under a new name. This command can also save a temporary list as a permanent list with a new name.
SET   The SET command can be used to modify default options.
SHOWARCh   The SHOWARCh command is an alias name of SHOWMIG (or SHOWM). It controls the hiding (exclusion) of migrated dataset objects.
SHOWCLAs   The SHOWCLAs command shows the Class (Type) column in the OLIST display.
SHOWcmd   The SHOWcmd command controls whether TSO commands, REXX EXECs, and CLISTs are to be displayed before execution (so that they can be modified) or are to be executed immediately.
SHOWMigr   The SHOWMigr command controls the display of migrated (archived) data sets.
SHOWVOL   The SHOWVOL command shows the Volume column in the OLIST display.
SORT   The SORT command sorts the entries in the OLIST.
SUBmit SUBMIT The SUBmit line command submits a data set or a member as a batch job.
  SYNChron The SYNChron line command synchronizes all members onto a target library.
TITLE   The TITLE command gives you the ability to enter a description for an existing OLIST from a Define OLIST Description input panel.
U U The U line command uncatalogs the data set.
UPDate   The UPDate command invokes the Data Set Commander EDIT panel for extensive editing of the OLIST.
Note: You can edit and save the history command list.
UTIL   The UTIL command opens a nested level of ISPF option 3 (Utilities) or a suboption of option 3.
V V The V line command invokes an MSL with a default process of VIEW, or invokes VIEW on a data set or member. The action taken depends on the type of object.
VALIDate   The VALIDate command is used to compare the entries in the OLIST with the current catalog and volume, and to bring them into conformity with the catalog. It marks items on the OLIST that are not in the catalog, and corrects the volume information for those that show the wrong volume. Migrated or archived data sets are indicated.
  VF The VF line command invokes a VSAM VIEW function on an OLIST object.
  /X The /X line command excludes one or more OLIST entries from display.
  XFER The XFER line command accesses a pop-up window to upload or download data sets or workstation files.
Note: From the main command, you can enter a number followed by a space and a line command, or, you can enter a range of entries <from#>-<to#> followed by a space and a line command to execute the EDIT, VIEW or BROWSE commands.

In the Command line, enter: 3 E to edit the entry Number 3, or, 3-6 b to browse the entries from Number 3 to Number 6.