How to locate a particular string in a CA IPC VLS Source library.
Is there a utility that can be used to scan a CA IPC VLS source library for a particular string?
There are a couple of ways you can search for a particular string in a CA IPC VLS Source File.
To scan the VLS source file you can either:
- Use VLSUTIL SCAN Function (see the CA IPC Implementation Guide for z/OS).
- Use Source Transport utility (IDUTSTRN) to transport the entities to an external source file then scan the external source file with a scan utility.
- Use GET$DATE. This sample application will scan the VLS source library to find all the programs that use $DATE and $INTERNAL-DATE. This CA Ideal code can easily be modified to search for any value in the PDL source. The GET$DATE application is attached.
For additional information on VLSUTIL SCAN, please see the CA IPC Implementation Guide for z/OS.
For additional information on Source Transport (IDUTSTRN), please see the CA Ideal Working in the Environment Reference Guide.