IAM KSDS Define panel

You can use the IAM ESDS Define or IAM KSDS Define panel to specify the allocation attributes for IAM data sets. There are two versions of this panel, one for each supported IAM data set type (ESDS and KSDS).

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. IAM KSDS Define panel
  Process   Options   Help
 Z Data Tools                   IAM KSDS Define

 NONVSAM Catalog Entry:
    Data set name  . . 'USERID.NEWDS3'                               
    Catalog ID . . . .                                               
                                                                    More:     +
 VSAM Associations:
    VSAM data type . . KSDS       Expiration date  .         
    Dataset Owner id . $IAM    

 IAM Override information (if any)
 VSAM Cluster Attributes:
    Key length . . . .            Key offset . . . .       
    CI size  . . . . .            size of the data control intervals
    Buffer space . . .            buffer space to be allocated at open time
    Shr cross region .  
 VSAM Data Allocation:
 Press ENTER to define the catalog entry or EXIT to cancel
 Command ===>
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F7=Up        F8=Down
  F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel                                           
NONVSAM Catalog Entry - Data set name
The name of the catalog entry, from one to 44 characters. For DEFINE and ALTER commands, enter the new name.
NONVSAM Catalog Entry - Catalog ID
Name of a catalog that contains the entry. Default: System catalog search order.
Dataset Owner id
Specify the ownerid of the data set. Note that IAM files are required to have either an OWNER of $IAM, or the word $IAM somewhere within the data set name. If this is not the case, the define process may create a VSAM cluster instead of a IAM data set.
IAM Override information
This allows you to enter any parameters for the CREATE override statement when defining a IAM file. This is an optional field. Any information entered here is appended to a CREATE statement generated internally by Z Data Tools.
VSAM Associations, Cluster Attributes, and so on
For general information about defining data sets, see the DFSMS Using Data Sets manual appropriate for your operating system. For specific information about valid field values, use the field-level Help (put your cursor in the field and press F1).

Parent panels

Allocate panel

Child panels

  • None.

Equivalent functions

  • None.

Related tasks and examples

Allocating a new data set