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File-AID: TSO - Compuware
DURATION: 2 days

FEE: $990

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. File-AID Facilities
      • The features and facilities of File-AID and how they compare to ISPF.
      • Change the navigation jump features.
      • Set the excluded lines display option.
      • Determine the work file storage size.
    2. Browse
      • How to select records with a formatted and an unformatted selection.
      • Select records from a dataset using the unformatted technique.
      • Select records from a dataset using the formatted technique.
      • Select a limited number of records.
      • Select every other record.
    3. VSAM
      • Edit a VSAM dataset created with the File-AID VSAM utility.
      • Display VSAM statistics and space allocation with File-AID.
      • Allocate a VSAM KSDS and display catalog information for the VSAM dataset.
    4. Editing
      • Use File-AID BROWSE and EDIT utility.
      • Edit and browse using a formatted listing.
      • Edit and browse using a vertical formatted listing.
      • Specify the fields to be displayed.
      • Select members for the Member Selection List based on a: 1- Mask. 2- Modification date.
      • Invoke the Last Referenced File for selecting a dataset.
    5. COMPARE File
      • Practice with foreground and batch File-AID.
      • Determine if two files are identical.
    6. Search and Updating
      • Search a PDS for a string.
      • Search a PDS for a pattern of string and modify every occurrence.
    7. COPY Utility
      • Copy a dataset.
      • Copy a PDS.
      • Copy selected members in a PDS.
      • Copy selected records from one file to another.
    8. VIEW Layout Utility
      • Display a COBOL COPYBOOK using the VIEW utility.
    9. Reformatting Records
      • Convert the 5 character ZIP CODE to a 9 character ZIP CODE.
    10. XREF Dataset: Creation and Use
      • Allocate a XREF dataset.
      • Define multiple record types in the XREF dataset for an Employee Master File.
    11. File-AID/Batch
      • Test commands using Interactive Batch Execution.
      • Use the File-AID/Batch utilities.
      • Print a listing of records using DUMP, LIST, and PRINT.
      • Count the number of records in a dataset.
      • Accumulate a value in the file.
      • Create two files from a single file.

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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.

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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.