An overview of Data Set Commander

This chapter introduces Data Set Commander's technology and lists the new features of each release.

In previous versions, DSC has been primarily an augmentation of the ISPF menus, providing a richer range of functions to manipulate data sets. Version 9.1, DSC, retains this augmentation, with enhancements. But two more components have been added to this augmentation, to provide the complete DSC package. These are:
  • A batch utility that replaces IEBCOPY with enhanced partitioned data set manipulation functions.
  • A Monitor started task that provides these functions:
    • Automates the refreshing of z/OS® LLA managed directory entries.
    • Bypasses the recording of SMF records associated with irrelevant data sets.