IDCAMS: How to COPY VSAM data Set to NON-VSAM Data Set

Yes, you can copy a VSAM data Set to a Sequential Data Set.

Below is the best JCL example.

IDCAMS Example..

//COPY JOB ,'your name',CLASS=class,TIME=(mm,ss),LINES=lines
/*ROUTE  PRINT node.location 
// EXEC PGM=IDCAMS 
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=A 
//VSAM DD DSN=UF.userid.VSAM.DATASET,DISP=OLD 
//SEQ  DD DSN=UF.userid.SEQ.BACKUP,UNIT=SYSDA, 
//     SPACE=(TRK,(10,10)), 
//     DISP=(NEW,CATLG), 
//     DCB=(LRECL=104,BLKSIZE=1004,RECFM=VB) 
//SYSIN DD * 
 REPRO -   
 INFILE(VSAM) -   
 OUTFILE(SEQ)
 /* 

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Summary

In the above JCL, INFILE is VSAM and OUTFILE is Sequential file. You can copy VSAM data set to a Sequential data Set.

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