MacKinney Systems, Inc.

Q:

What is the Catalog Search Interface program (LCTPCSI), and how does it's report differ from the "main" Listcat Plus report?


A:

LCTPCSI is a program that uses the z/OS Catalog Search Interface (CSI).  It's report is very similar to the basic Listcat Plus report, except that LCTPCSI does not print tuning messages, and does not have as many print options (sorting, warnings, etc.).  LCTPCSI's advantage is that it is much faster than LSTCAT, and that it can be used for quickly printing just a few data sets rather than processing through an entire catalog.  Generics can be used in the data set names when selecting data sets to print.