The Data Sets view

When you are connected to a z/OS® system, the Data Sets view lists all the data sets that you are authorized to view and that match the data set name qualifier you specify. You can open a data set to view the members. You can edit Partitioned Data Set (PDS) members that contain text, but you cannot edit PDS members that contain binary code.

Before you can view any data sets, you must be connected to an FTP server on your host system. For further information about configuring system connections, see the related links.

To view data sets, enter the dsname qualifier in the Qualifier field and press Enter. You must specify at least the full first-level qualifier.

For non-VSAM files, the Data Sets view shows the same information as when you use the Data Set list utility from ISPF and use the same qualifier. For VSAM files, only a single entry is shown. Data sets are listed by dsname qualifier.

To copy the fully qualified name of one or more data sets, select the required data sets from the list, right-click, then click Copy Qualified Name. The names are copied to the clipboard and are available for you to paste to the destination you require, for example an editor or another window.

Each data set type is indicated by an icon. The following table lists types of data sets and their icons:
Table 1. Data set types and icons. This table lists the data set types and icons.
Icon Data set type
The icon for an unavailable data set. Unavailable data set. The data set might be not found or migrated, the volume might not available, or you might not be authorized to access the data set.
The icon for a Partitioned data set. Partitioned data set (PDS).
The icon for a PDS member. Partitioned data set member.
The icon for a sequential data set. Sequential data set.
The icon for a VSAM file. VSAM data set.