OLN command

The OLN command shortcut displays a temporary OLIST of non-VSAM data sets.


Read syntax diagramSkip visual syntax diagram OLNvsam DSNpat,VOLpat


The name of a data set, high-level qualifier, or pattern mask.
The volume serial of a disk pack or pattern mask.

Usage notes

  • If no operand is specified, a prompt menu is displayed for entering the pattern to populate into the OLIST.
  • You can enter OLN at any time from any panel.
  • You can further modify object names directly in the OLIST or by entering a standard EDIT session via the UPD main command.
  • You can use OLN in an object oriented Point-and-Shoot fashion, by pointing the cursor at any delimited character string instead of typing the DSNpat argument.


Creates a temporary OLIST of all catalogued sequential and partitioned data sets with names that begin with IQ and are residing on disk volumes with serials that begin with SYS.