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Using SAS EG with mainframe Tape Files

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Using SAS EG with mainframe Tape Files

We're doing some ETL that involves the capture of data from our mainframe (mf) platform ( IBM MVS/OS ).

From SAS EG, (v7.1) we're able to read mf flat files on disk, vsam files and mf SAS libraries without

any problem.  This tells me that we have the SAS modules in place to connect and communicate

with the mf. However, we can't seem to read in a file on tape.  The error messages implies that the

tap is not mounted:

ERROR: SVC99 error rc=4, reason=0218 : IKJ56221I DATA SET PACUCOM.AUTO.PREM2005.JAN0207 NOT ALLOCATED, VOLUME NOT

       AVAILABLE+IKJ56221I VOLUME  NECESSARY TO SATISFY YOUR REQUEST NOT ON SYSTEM, AND CANNOT BE MOUNTED.

ERROR: Error in the FILENAME statement.

We continue get this message, even though a mainframe jobs has mounted this same tape.  I'm wondering if the

syntax, in the "filename statement", is correct:

filename AUTOS 'PACUCOM.AUTO.PREM2005.JAN0207' DISP=SHR;


We appreciate any suggestions that you can offer.

Thank you very much,

Darry

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Re: Using SAS EG with mainframe Tape Files

Hi Salas,

 

I moved your question to the Enterprise Guide community in hopes experts there will help you out.

 

Thanks for your post!

Anna

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Re: Using SAS EG with mainframe Tape Files

Your syntax looks OK for disk files. My suspicion is that the FILENAME allocation is not waiting long enough for the tape to be mounted. Are these disk datasets being recalled from tape backup or are they tape only?

 

If they are tape only then you might need to use some of these options:

 

filename mytape 'prod.data' vol=myvol unit=tape label=(2,SL);

 

If they are originally disk files then recall them from tape first before using your filename.

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