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File Manager - IBM

FEE: $595

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Professional


    1. Overview
      • Use the File Manager to display, edit, update, create, copy, compare, print, and erase data.
      • Examine how data can be manipulated as logical units, accessed by the dataset name.
      • Examine how data can be manipulated as physical units, accessed at each physical disk or tape location.
      • Analyze how an interactive interface can be used to view data in both Table and Single record formats.
    2. Starting File Manager
      • Start and exit File Manager.
      • Check the File Manager version.
      • Invoke File Manager panels from outside File Manager.
    3. Viewing Datasets
      • The File Manager editor provides the capability to edit data as logical records, in an unformatted or formatted state; records that are structured into fields are suitable for editing in a formatted state using a template.
      • Start an editor session without using templates.
      • Start an editor session with a template.
      • Manipulate the view of the data.
    4. Shared Files
      • Utilize File Manager record integrity checking.
      • Refresh the content of a record.
    5. Template: Creation and Editing
      • Examine and analyze templates: 1- Create and edit a copybook template and a dynamic template. 2- Create a copybook template with the Template Workbench. 3- Create a template from a model template. 4- Create a dynamic template.
    6. Filtering Records with Templates
      • Filter a record display using templates.
      • Select records with templates.
      • Define criteria expressions.
    7. Changing Records in Datasets
      • Create, replace, and add data using existing data.
      • Create a new member and dataset using data from an edit session.
      • Add data to a dataset using data from an edit session.
    8. Managing Datasets
      • Find and change data in multiple PDS members.
      • Refine the list of selected members.
      • Specify where results are stored.
    9. Tape Specific Functions
      • Process tapes with data-check errors.
      • Use Tape Browse to browse physical records on a tape.
      • Analyze how Tape Data Copy provides the capability to: 1- Duplicate a tape. 2- Copy tape data to another storage device. 3- Change the record organization, record format, and block size. 4- Recover data from a defective tape. 5- Translate between ASCII and EBCDIC formats.
    10. Disk/VSAM Data Functions
      • Use Disk Browse to change the top record of the display by overtyping the cylinder, head, and record numbers displayed in the top left of the panel.
      • Overtype the column number, to reposition the data.
      • Use Disk Track Edit to create, modify, and manipulate records on a disk track.

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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

Copyright Acknowledgement: The software product(s) listed in this outline are owned and copyrighted by their respective companies. SYS-ED makes no representation regarding ownership in any of the software products that we train on.

SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.