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DSINFO—data set information dialog service
z/OS ISPF Services Guide
The DSINFO service returns assorted information about a particular data set in dialog variables in the function pool. The information returned is the same as that displayed when you use ISPF Option 3.2 or Option 3.4 commands. Additionally, DSINFO returns the unformatted DSCB format1. DSINFO does not require an LMINIT to be performed first.
Command invocation format
Call invocation format
The DSINFO service saves these dialog variables in the function pool:
Note: ISPF cannot calculate reliable space utilization values for BDAM data sets. Therefore, the DSINFO service returns question marks (?) in variables that contain space utilization data when reporting on BDAM data sets.
These return codes are possible:
This example shows an invocation of DSINFO to obtain information about a cataloged data set.
or Set the program variable BUFFER to contain:
Set program variable BUFLEN to the length of the variable BUFFER. Enter the command:
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