Code page conversion of a file in a batch job

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In this post a sample of how to perform a code page conversion of z/OS Unix files in a batch job. The different iconv utility lines show invocation for different code pages.

//STDPARM  DD   *              
 SH  iconv -f UTF-8 -t IBM-1140 < inutf8 > outebc 
 SH  iconv -f IBM-1140 -t IBM-1252 < inebc > out1252 
 SH  iconv -f IBM-1252 -t IBM-1140 < in1252 > out1140 
 SH  iconv -f IBM-1140 -t UTF-8 < inebc > oututf8  

Copy members from one PDS(E) to another using the IEBCOPY utility

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This JCL script shows how to copy members from one PDS library to another. 

I have retained the input file being tape in the original JCL script for nostalgic reasons only; you will unlike ever use this nowadays. As unlikely, you will be allocating the output dataset on a specific volume, so normally you could omit the VOL=SER= clause as well.

If you omit the S M= (SELECT MEMBER=) clauses, the entire content of the INDD input PDS will be copied to the OuTDD output PDS.

//STEP01   EXEC PGM=IEBCOPY                  
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                        
//*         VOL=SER=R6868A,UNIT=CTAPE                    
//         VOL=SER=DASD1A,UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(9600,(240,30,20))
//SYSIN    DD *                                    
COPY INDD=INDOC,OUTDD=OUTDOC                       
S M=MEMBER1                                         
S M=MEMBER2                                        
S M=OTHERMEM                                       
S M=MEM4          

THe IEBCOPY is a simple copy utility but it has many many options, of which you will only practically use a fraction. The application above I think is the one you will use in 99% of occasions. The DFDMDdfp Utilities manual sums all the options up.