3.7. IDC3009I message

When working with catalogs and VSAM data sets, the IDC3009I message is probably the most common message you receive. IDC3009I is issued as a result of a catalog error or exceptional condition involving a catalog.

The format of this message is shown here:

IDC3009I VSAM CATALOG RETURN CODE IS return-code – REASON CODE IS IGGOCLaa –
reason-code

The message specifies a return code and a reason code, and they are described in OS/390 MVS System Messages, Vol 3 (GDE-IEB), GC28-1786. The return codes are as listed in Table 3-1. The table is not intended to replace the messages manual, but rather to serve as a quick reference.

Table 3-1. IDC3009I message
Return CodeA brief explanation
4Error while performing open/close to a VSAM ...

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