Create Tape Data panel

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. Create Tape Data panel
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 Z Data Tools                   Create Tape Data

 Tapes:  No tapes allocated


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

 Output:
  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

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Tapes
List of tapes currently allocated.
DDNAME to use
Specify the DDNAME used to allocate a tape unit. Z Data Tools displays the DDNAME and VOLSER of an allocated tape unit, if any.

If the DDNAME specified is not allocated, Z Data Tools prompts for allocation information.

Records
Number of logical records to be written. Range: 0-99999999
Record length
Length of the records to be written. Range: 1-9999999, depending on the output file characteristics.
Fill char
To fill each byte of each record with data, specify one of the following:
char
A character such as 0 to be written in each byte.
X'cc'
A binary character, such as X'04' to be written in each byte.
AN
To write alphanumeric characters (A to Z, 0 to 9).
AX
Alphanumeric displayed in long hexadecimal.
BIN
To write binary characters (X'00' to x'FF').
RAND
To write random binary characters (X'00' to x'FF').

Default: blank character

Sequence field position
Position (starting with 1) of the sequence field within the output block or record. If omitted, there is no sequence field. Key position + key length - 1 must be less than or equal to the record length.
Range: 1 to n where
n <= record length - key length + 1

Default: No key

Sequence field length
Length of the sequence field. Key position + key length - 1 must be less than or equal to the record length.

Range: 1-9

Default: 8

Sequence field increment
Increment value used to increase the number in the sequence field.

Range: Any positive numeric value fitting into the sequence field.

Default: 10

Specify one of the following:
U
undefined
F
fixed
FB
fixed blocked
V
variable
VB
variable blocked
VS
variable spanned
VBS
variable blocked spanned
D
ASCII variable length
DB
ASCII variable blocked
DS
ASCII variable spanned
DBS
ASCII variable blocked spanned
The actual block size for record format F and FB, otherwise the maximum block size. For record format FB or VB a block size is required, otherwise it is optional.

Range: 1-9999999 for F,FB,U records, 9-65535 for V,VB records

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