On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 17:50:48 +0000, Frank Swarbrick wrote:

>I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no (at least not easily), but can't hurt 
>to ask.
>The following, of course, works:
>Is there some way I could specify a DD concatenation where the system would 
>search the DD's in order until it found a named member?
>The following is NOT what I am looking for:
>This would not work for my use case, because 1) it requires that the member 
>name exists in both libraries, and 2) even if they did both exist, it would 
>concatenate the values from both, rather than just from the first one.
Context?  What do you mean by "the system"?  You can do this sort of thing
for assembler or binder SYSLIB; Rexx SYSEXEC; ...

Many ISV products (SAS/C?) allow a construct such as open(DD:PARMS(ABC)).
IBM appears to resist providing such an enhancement.  RFE?

-- gil

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