Course Description

VSAM for PL/I Programmers

Course Code: E-540
Recommended Duration: 2 Days


Students who complete this course will be able to define, load, print, and delete VSAM data sets, and to process VSAM data sets from PL/I programs.


PL/I programmers who need to work with VSAM data sets, both from an AMS (Access Method Services) perspective, and from PL/I programs.


The student should be able to code a PL/I program and be able to code JCL to run simple batch jobs.

Related IBM Materials

DFSMS Access Method Services for Catalogs
PL/I Language Reference for the compiler used
PL/I Programming Guide for the compiler used


Major Topics Include



There are six hands-on exercises (two of which are optional).


Special Note




Course Objectives
Topical Outline
PL/I curriculum
VSAM With Access Method Services
Complete topics list
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