zos_data_set – Manage data sets

Synopsis

  • Create, delete and set attributes of data sets.

  • When forcing data set replacement, contents will not be preserved.

Parameters

batch

Batch can be used to perform operations on multiple data sets in a single module call.

required: False
type: list
block_size

The block size to use for the data set.

required: False
type: int
directory_blocks

The number of directory blocks to allocate to the data set.

required: False
type: int
key_length

The key length to use when creating a KSDS data set.

key_length is required when type=KSDS.

key_length should only be provided when type=KSDS

required: False
type: int
key_offset

The key offset to use when creating a KSDS data set.

key_offset is required when type=KSDS.

key_offset should only be provided when type=KSDS

required: False
type: int
name

The name of the data set being managed. (e.g USER.TEST)

If name is not provided, a randomized data set name will be generated with the HLQ matching the module-runners username.

Required if type=MEMBER or state!=present

required: False
type: str
record_format

The format of the data set. (e.g FB)

Choices are case-insensitive.

required: False
type: str
default: FB
choices: FB, VB, FBA, VBA, U
record_length

The length, in bytes, of each record in the data set.

For variable data sets, the length must include the 4-byte prefix area.

Defaults vary depending on format: If FB/FBA 80, if VB/VBA 137, if U 0.

required: False
type: int
replace

When replace=True, and state=present, existing data set matching name will be replaced.

Replacement is performed by deleting the existing data set and creating a new data set with the same name and desired attributes. Since the existing data set will be deleted prior to creating the new data set, no data set will exist if creation of the new data set fails.

If replace=True, all data in the original data set will be lost.

required: False
type: bool
sms_data_class

The data class for an SMS-managed dataset.

Optional for SMS-managed datasets that do not match an SMS-rule.

Not valid for datasets that are not SMS-managed.

Note that all non-linear VSAM datasets are SMS-managed.

required: False
type: str
sms_management_class

The management class for an SMS-managed dataset.

Optional for SMS-managed datasets that do not match an SMS-rule.

Not valid for datasets that are not SMS-managed.

Note that all non-linear VSAM datasets are SMS-managed.

required: False
type: str
sms_storage_class

The storage class for an SMS-managed dataset.

Required for SMS-managed datasets that do not match an SMS-rule.

Not valid for datasets that are not SMS-managed.

Note that all non-linear VSAM datasets are SMS-managed.

required: False
type: str
space_primary

The amount of primary space to allocate for the dataset.

The unit of space used is set using space_type.

required: False
type: int
default: 5
space_secondary

The amount of secondary space to allocate for the dataset.

The unit of space used is set using space_type.

required: False
type: int
default: 3
space_type

The unit of measurement to use when defining primary and secondary space.

Valid units of size are K, M, G, CYL, and TRK.

required: False
type: str
default: M
choices: K, M, G, CYL, TRK
state

The final state desired for specified data set.

If state=absent and the data set does not exist on the managed node, no action taken, module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=absent and the data set does exist on the managed node, remove the data set, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=absent and volumes is provided, and the data set is not found in the catalog, the module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog is successful, then the data set is removed. Module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=absent and volumes is provided, and the data set is not found in the catalog, the module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog fails, then no action is taken. Module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=present and the data set does not exist on the managed node, create and catalog the data set, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=present and replace=True and the data set is present on the managed node the existing data set is deleted, and a new data set is created and cataloged with the desired attributes, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=present and replace=False and the data set is present on the managed node, no action taken, module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=cataloged and volumes is provided and the data set is already cataloged, no action taken, module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=cataloged and volumes is provided and the data set is not cataloged, module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog is successful, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=cataloged and volumes is provided and the data set is not cataloged, module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog fails, returns failure with changed=False.

If state=uncataloged and the data set is not found, no action taken , module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=uncataloged and the data set is found, the data set is uncataloged, module completes successfully with changed=True.

required: False
type: str
default: present
choices: present, absent, cataloged, uncataloged
type

The data set type to be used when creating a data set. (e.g pdse)

MEMBER expects to be used with an existing partitioned data set.

Choices are case-insensitive.

required: False
type: str
choices: KSDS, ESDS, RRDS, LDS, SEQ, PDS, PDSE, LIBRARY, BASIC, LARGE, MEMBER
volumes

If cataloging a data set, volumes specifies the name of the volume(s) where the data set is located.

If creating a data set, volumes specifies the volume(s) where the data set should be created.

If volumes is provided when state=present, and the data set is not found in the catalog, zos_data_set will check the volume table of contents to see if the data set exists. If the data set does exist, it will be cataloged.

If volumes is provided when state=absent and the data set is not found in the catalog, zos_data_set will check the volume table of contents to see if the data set exists. If the data set does exist, it will be cataloged and promptly removed from the system.

volumes is required when state=cataloged.

Accepts a string when using a single volume and a list of strings when using multiple.

required: False
type: raw
block_size

The block size to use for the data set.

required: False
type: int
directory_blocks

The number of directory blocks to allocate to the data set.

required: False
type: int
key_length

The key length to use when creating a KSDS data set.

key_length is required when type=KSDS.

key_length should only be provided when type=KSDS

required: False
type: int
key_offset

The key offset to use when creating a KSDS data set.

key_offset is required when type=KSDS.

key_offset should only be provided when type=KSDS

required: False
type: int
name

The name of the data set being managed. (e.g USER.TEST)

If name is not provided, a randomized data set name will be generated with the HLQ matching the module-runners username.

Required if type=MEMBER or state!=present and not using batch.

required: False
type: str
record_format

The format of the data set. (e.g FB)

Choices are case-insensitive.

required: False
type: str
default: FB
choices: FB, VB, FBA, VBA, U
record_length

The length, in bytes, of each record in the data set.

For variable data sets, the length must include the 4-byte prefix area.

Defaults vary depending on format: If FB/FBA 80, if VB/VBA 137, if U 0.

required: False
type: int
replace

When replace=True, and state=present, existing data set matching name will be replaced.

Replacement is performed by deleting the existing data set and creating a new data set with the same name and desired attributes. Since the existing data set will be deleted prior to creating the new data set, no data set will exist if creation of the new data set fails.

If replace=True, all data in the original data set will be lost.

required: False
type: bool
sms_data_class

The data class for an SMS-managed dataset.

Optional for SMS-managed datasets that do not match an SMS-rule.

Not valid for datasets that are not SMS-managed.

Note that all non-linear VSAM datasets are SMS-managed.

required: False
type: str
sms_management_class

The management class for an SMS-managed dataset.

Optional for SMS-managed datasets that do not match an SMS-rule.

Not valid for datasets that are not SMS-managed.

Note that all non-linear VSAM datasets are SMS-managed.

required: False
type: str
sms_storage_class

The storage class for an SMS-managed dataset.

Required for SMS-managed datasets that do not match an SMS-rule.

Not valid for datasets that are not SMS-managed.

Note that all non-linear VSAM datasets are SMS-managed.

required: False
type: str
space_primary

The amount of primary space to allocate for the dataset.

The unit of space used is set using space_type.

required: False
type: int
default: 5
space_secondary

The amount of secondary space to allocate for the dataset.

The unit of space used is set using space_type.

required: False
type: int
default: 3
space_type

The unit of measurement to use when defining primary and secondary space.

Valid units of size are K, M, G, CYL, and TRK.

required: False
type: str
default: M
choices: K, M, G, CYL, TRK
state

The final state desired for specified data set.

If state=absent and the data set does not exist on the managed node, no action taken, module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=absent and the data set does exist on the managed node, remove the data set, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=absent and volumes is provided, and the data set is not found in the catalog, the module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog is successful, then the data set is removed. Module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=absent and volumes is provided, and the data set is not found in the catalog, the module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog fails, then no action is taken. Module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=present and the data set does not exist on the managed node, create and catalog the data set, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=present and replace=True and the data set is present on the managed node the existing data set is deleted, and a new data set is created and cataloged with the desired attributes, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=present and replace=False and the data set is present on the managed node, no action taken, module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=cataloged and volumes is provided and the data set is already cataloged, no action taken, module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=cataloged and volumes is provided and the data set is not cataloged, module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog is successful, module completes successfully with changed=True.

If state=cataloged and volumes is provided and the data set is not cataloged, module attempts to perform catalog using supplied name and volumes. If the attempt to catalog the data set catalog fails, returns failure with changed=False.

If state=uncataloged and the data set is not found, no action taken , module completes successfully with changed=False.

If state=uncataloged and the data set is found, the data set is uncataloged, module completes successfully with changed=True.

required: False
type: str
default: present
choices: present, absent, cataloged, uncataloged
type

The data set type to be used when creating a data set. (e.g pdse)

MEMBER expects to be used with an existing partitioned data set.

Choices are case-insensitive.

required: False
type: str
choices: KSDS, ESDS, RRDS, LDS, SEQ, PDS, PDSE, LIBRARY, BASIC, LARGE, MEMBER
volumes

If cataloging a data set, volumes specifies the name of the volume(s) where the data set is located.

If creating a data set, volumes specifies the volume(s) where the data set should be created.

If volumes is provided when state=present, and the data set is not found in the catalog, zos_data_set will check the volume table of contents to see if the data set exists. If the data set does exist, it will be cataloged.

If volumes is provided when state=absent and the data set is not found in the catalog, zos_data_set will check the volume table of contents to see if the data set exists. If the data set does exist, it will be cataloged and promptly removed from the system.

volumes is required when state=cataloged.

Accepts a string when using a single volume and a list of strings when using multiple.

required: False
type: raw

Examples

- name: Create a sequential data set if it does not exist
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: seq
    state: present

- name: Create a PDS data set if it does not exist
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: pds
    space_primary: 5
    space_type: M
    record_format: fba
    record_length: 25

- name: Attempt to replace a data set if it exists
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: pds
    space_primary: 5
    space_type: M
    record_format: u
    record_length: 25
    replace: yes

- name: Attempt to replace a data set if it exists. If not found in the catalog, check if it is available on volume 222222, and catalog if found.
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: pds
    space_primary: 5
    space_type: M
    record_format: u
    record_length: 25
    volumes: "222222"
    replace: yes

- name: Create an ESDS data set if it does not exist
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: esds

- name: Create a KSDS data set if it does not exist
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: ksds
    key_length: 8
    key_offset: 0

- name: Create an RRDS data set with storage class MYDATA if it does not exist
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    type: rrds
    sms_storage_class: mydata

- name: Delete a data set if it exists
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    state: absent

- name: Delete a data set if it exists. If data set not cataloged, check on volume 222222 for the data set, and then catalog and delete if found.
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    state: absent
    volumes: "222222"

- name: Write a member to an existing PDS; replace if member exists
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here(mydata)
    type: MEMBER
    replace: yes

- name: Write a member to an existing PDS; do not replace if member exists
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here(mydata)
    type: MEMBER

- name: Remove a member from an existing PDS
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here(mydata)
    state: absent
    type: MEMBER

- name: Create multiple partitioned data sets and add one or more members to each
  zos_data_set:
    batch:
      - name:  someds.name.here1
        type: PDS
        space_primary: 5
        space_type: M
        record_format: fb
        replace: yes
      - name: someds.name.here1(member1)
        type: MEMBER
      - name: someds.name.here2(member1)
        type: MEMBER
        replace: yes
      - name: someds.name.here2(member2)
        type: MEMBER

- name: Catalog a data set present on volume 222222 if it is uncataloged.
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    state: cataloged
    volumes: "222222"

- name: Uncatalog a data set if it is cataloged.
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    state: uncataloged

- name: Create a data set on volumes 000000 and 222222 if it does not exist.
  zos_data_set:
    name: someds.name.here
    state: present
    volumes:
      - "000000"
      - "222222"

Return Values

names
The data set names, including temporary generated data set names, in the order provided to the module.
returned: always
type: list