Data Catalog (JES)

Use this page to view the data catalog. This holds information about data sets. No entries display until you click the List button.


This is a filter. Enter a string of one or more characters to limit the list of data sets shown to those that begin with the string. For example, enter "ABC*" to view only those data sets that begin with ABC. You can use a single asterisk as a wild card.

Cataloged Only

Choose whether to view just cataloged data sets or uncataloged ones as well as cataloged.

Disable Additional Qualifiers

Use this option to make catalog searching and filtering more consistent with the results produced on the mainframe. Check the option to disable the use of additional qualifiers when filtering the catalog results. For example, when checked, a filter of A.B would only return a data set of A.B. This option emulates the effect of disabling the 'Include Additional Qualifiers' option on the mainframe. When unchecked, a filter of A.B would return all data sets starting A.B (as if A.B** had been entered).


Click this to add an entry for a data set to the catalog.


Click this to see details of an individual data set.


Click entries in the catalog list then click this button to delete the selected entries.

DS Org

Shows the data set organization of the data set. Can be one of:

DA Direct access
GDG Generation data group
IS Indexed sequential
PDSM Partitioned data set member (Micro Focus organization)
PO Partitioned
PS Physical sequential
VSAM Virtual storage access method

When selecting VSAM in the DS Org field, a ShareOptions section appears. A list box allows you to set the following:

  • Cross Region: Valid values are 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4. A value of 0 (zero) means that SHAREOPTIONS are not applied to the DSN. See SHAREOPTIONS for a description of the other values.
  • Cross System: Valid values are 0, 3 or 4. Any value set for Cross System is read and stored in the catalog and in the data file, which can be included when sending a job step to the mainframe for processing.
DS Name

Shows the data set name of the output file, in mainframe format.


Click to see the details of an individual data set. The same as selecting a data set and clicking the Details button.