Create Tape Data (option 4.7)

Use Create Tape Data to write simple test records to a tape file. You specify the tape that is to contain the records, the number of records, and the record length.

You can also specify a fill character or fill pattern, a sequence field, a record format, and a block size.

When you select Create Tape Data, the Create Tape Data panel is displayed.
Figure 1. Create Tape Data panel
 Process   Options   Help
 Z Data Tools                   Create Tape Data

 Tapes:  No tapes allocated

  DDNAME to use .                       enter new name, or select one from above
  Tape mode . . .                       optional recording mode or density code

  Records . . . .                       number of records
  Record length . 50     
  Fillchar  . . .                       char or hex value, AN, BIN, or RAND
  Sequence field position  .            if sequence field desired
  Sequence field length  . . 8          length from 1 to 9
  Sequence field increment . 10         increment value
  Record format .                       F,FB, V,VB,VS,VBS, D,DB,DS,DBS, or U
  Block size  . .                       required for blocked output

 Command ===> ____________________________________________________________________
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F7=Backward  F8=Forward
  F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel

For further information, refer to the online help or BT (Create Tape File).