ISPF - Deleting a Data Set

In order to delete a data set, you will need to use ISPF/PDF from the TSO menu. ISPF/PDF is the TSO editor. You will also use ISPF/PDF to create, rename, or find a data set.

First, you will need to log on to TSO.  Once you have logged in, you will need to use PDF (option P - ISPF/Program Development Facility) to get to the ISPF Primary Option Menu:

Then choose option 3 - Utilities. This will take you to the Utility Selection Panel:

Choose 2 (Data Set) to delete a data set. At the Data Set Utility screen, choose the D option:

You will then be prompted with a deletion confirmation screen:

allowing you to Exit out of the deletion, in case it was a mistake.

Please note: If you are having problems remembering the complete data set name, you may want to use the
Data Set Listing Utility accessible through PDF (option P), Utilities (option 3), then Data Set Listing
(option 4). This Utility is commonly referred to as P.3.4 (pronounced 'P dot 3 dot 4'). Through this utility
you may use wild cards to help you locate the name of your/the desired data set.

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