Non-VSAM Allocate panel

This panel is used to define a catalog entry for a non-VSAM file type. It allocates the data set as it creates the catalog definition.

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1.  
  Process   Options   Help
 Z Data Tools                  Non-VSAM Allocate

 Non-VSAM Data Set:
    Data set name . . 'USERID.TESTCATS.DATA2'            
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 Specify volume serial, SMS class names, or leave blank for defaults:
    Device type . . .              generic unit or device address
    Volume serial . .       
    Data class  . . .              leave blank for default
    Storage class . .              leave blank for default
    Management class               leave blank for default

 Space Requirements:
    Space unit  . . . CYL          BLKS, TRKS, CYLS, KB, or MB
    Primary units . . 1            quantity of above units
    Secondary units . 5            quantity of above units
    Directory blocks  0            leave blank for SMS default
    Record format . . VB           if new format: U,F,V, or D, with B,S,A,M
    Record length . . 8000   
    Block size  . . . 27998        physical output block size
    Data set type . . LIBRARY      LIBRARY, PDS, BASIC, EXTR, EXTP or LARGE 
    Data set version               for data set name type 
    Max. generations               maximum member generations for PDS/E V2  
    Allocate EAS  . . OPT          blank, NO or OPT 
    Release unused  . NO           enter YES to free unused space, else NO

    Expiration date .              yyyy.ddd, blank for default
 Command ===>                                                                  
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  F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel                                           

The fields in this panel are identical to those in the Allocate (Two) panel.

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