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7.2.2 EDGCNVT execution parameter
EDGCNVT has a single, optional execution parameter (Table 7-1).
Table 7-1 EDGCNVT execution parameters
7.2.3 EDGCNVT input files
Table 7-2 lists the input files used by EDGCNVT.
Table 7-2 EDGCNVT input files
The DEXTRCT file contains the records that are input to EDGCNVT for
conversion to DFSMSrmm record format. You can either use the
DFSMSrmm-supplied sample extract programs to create the input records or
generate them using any tool or method you prefer. This record-based interface
provides you with a clearly defined way to convert volume tape resource data into
a format supported by DFSMSrmm.
There are five different records that describe input to EDGCNVT. Refer to
Appendix B, “Conversion record layouts” on page 613 for details of the records
and their contents:
L Library. An L-Record contains details of a single volume and the first
data set on that volume.
D Data set name. A D-Record contains details of a single data set. One
D-Record is required for each additional data set on a volume. If you
supply a D-Record for a file, all previous files on the same volume
must be specified in D-Records that precede the record.
The L and D-Records have the following sequence requirements:
o Library (L) records for a multivolume set of volumes that must
appear in ascending volume sequence order, interrupted only by:
Data set name (D) records, in ascending file sequence order, after
Parameter Description
nnnn A number of one or more digits that specifies the maximum number of
LOCDEF, VOLRANGE or VOLPRE statements to support. The default value is
500 of each type. Specify a value if you want to increase the limit.
ddname Description
DEXTRCT This file contains the records that are to be converted to DFSMSrmm format.
See section DEXTRCT for information about the input records.
SYSIN The SYSIN control statements describe the processing that you would like
EDGCNVT to perform on the records to be converted. See
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each L-Record that is created for the volumes from which the data
set originates.
o The count of D-Records that follow after a nonscratch L-record
must be one less than the count of data sets in the LVDSNCNT
field of that L-Record because each L-Record contains first file
data set information.
NOTE: D-Records are not supported for scratch volumes.
E Empty rack and bin. The E-Record contains details of a single, empty
shelf location. It can describe either a rack number or a bin number.
O Owner. The O-Record contains details of a single owner ID. The
owner may own resources that are being converted, but it need not
own any resources.
K VRS. The K-Record contains details of a single policy definition.
The EDGCNVT program input records have the following content requirements:
The intention is that you will use the DFSMSrmm installation-wide exit,
EDGUX100, to check the JCL-specified EXPDT value. You should also use
that exit to check for a special date of 98000 (other vendor product's “ignore
volume”). When the date is found, the exit requests, through the parameter
list, that DFSMSrmm ignore the volume. The implication for migration, and
therefore for extract processing, is that no volumes with identical VOLSERs
can be input to EDGCNVT.
Data sets that are retained by special keyword dates in TLMS and are to be
associated with a special expiration date VRS management value must
Contain the VRS management value in either the D-Record DSVRSVAL
field or the L-Record LDVRSVAL field in the extract program output data
set, or
Have the VRS management value satisfied through the user exit (see 7.3,
“EDGCEBIN processing” on page 295) by updating the LDVRSVAL field in
an L-Record or the DSVRSVAL in a D-Record.
The security level of data sets and volumes should be specified through either
the appropriate fields in the L-Records and D-Records or a series of policy
and rules statements in SYSIN. The values for security level should be the
same as those established through PARMLIB.
SYSIN control statements
EDGCNVT accepts a series of statements from SYSIN in the format shown in
Figure 7-1.

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