Set System Processing Options panel (option 0.2)

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. Set System Processing Options panel
  Process   Options   Help
 ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
 Z Data Tools            Set System Processing Options
 Set processing options as desired and enter EXIT (F3) to save your changes.
 Enter RESET to restore installation defaults.

 Data Presentation and Conversion Options:
    PAD  . . OFF                 OFF, ON, character or hex value
    NOTRUNC                      No truncation if PAD selected
    CYLHD  . ABSOLUTE            ABSOLUTE or RELATIVE
    EOD  . .                     Tape input delimiter, 1-8 bytes
    CCSID  . 00037               Default CCSID

 Editor choice for viewing output data, members:
    Use Z Data Tools editor  

 User I/O Exit Specification:
    Exit enabled  NO             Disabled by installation options
    Default exit                 N/A





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PAD
Specifies whether records are padded or truncated while being copied.
OFF
Records are not padded with blanks or a specified character, except where required by the output record format. If the output records are fixed format, they are padded with nulls ('00'x), as required to match the output record length. Variable and undefined format outputs are not padded.

Output records are always truncated if they exceed the maximum record length (for fixed or variable) or maximum block length (for undefined formats). However, trailing blanks that fit within the maximum length are not stripped from the record.

ON
Records are modified, depending on the output record format. For fixed-format output, input records that do not fit are truncated or padded with blanks. For variable or undefined output, trailing blanks are stripped from the input record. (For reasonable results, do not try to deblock and pad in one run.)
c
The value used for padding records. This can be a single character or a hexadecimal value. For example, you can enter an X followed by two hexadecimal characters enclosed in quotation marks (X'00'). In addition, for variable or undefined output, a trailing series of the specified character is stripped from the input record. Essentially, this option has the same effect as PAD=ON except that the specified character c is used for padding or truncation instead of blanks.

To specify a lowercase pad character, for example “i”, either use c'i' or the hexadecimal characters x'89'.

NOTRUNC
Specifies that, if the PAD option has been selected, no truncation is performed when copying or writing records to a variable-length data set.
NO
Truncation performed.
YES
No truncation performed.
CYLHD
Defines the way you specify the location of a disk data set in disk functions.
ABSOLUTE
Z Data Tools interprets cylinder-head and track-number values as actual physical addresses.
RELATIVE
Z Data Tools interprets cylinder-head and track-number values as relative to the start of the data set.
EOD
End-of-data delimiter for tape input.
delimiter
A 1- to 8-character delimiter. For character data, enclose the string in quotation marks if it contains blanks, commas, or lowercase letters. For hexadecimal data, enter an X followed by the string enclosed in quotation marks (for example, X'04').

For some Tape Specific Functions (option 4), you specify the number of files to process in a Files field. If you specify EOD in the Files field, then files are processed until the first record that begins with the EOD delimiter. However, there is no default EOD delimiter for tape input. So, if you want to specify EOD in the Files field, then you must first specify an EOD delimiter on this options panel; otherwise, Z Data Tools issues an error.

CCSID
Specifies the CCSID to be used as the default CCSID when Z Data Tools is run in batch.
Use Z Data Tools editor
This option controls which editor is invoked when viewing or browsing a member from a member selection panel or when viewing generated output. Select this option to invoke the Z Data Tools editor. If the option is not selected, the ISPF Browse, View or Edit facility is invoked when available.
Exit enabled
This field shows whether or not the installation options allow for a user override of the Z Data Tools I/O exit options in the editor panels, or when using the batch or online panels for these functions: Data Set Copy (DSC), Data Set Compare (DSM), Data Set Edit in Batch (DSEB), Data Set Generate (DSG), Data Set Print (DSP), Data Set Update (DSU) and Find/Change Utility (FCH). If the USEIOX installation option was set to DISABLE, this field is protected and cannot be changed by a user. If the USEIOX installation option was set to ENABLE, the field can be edited and users can choose whether or not to allow user I/O exit overrides within their invocation of Z Data Tools.
NO - Disabled by installation options
The USEIOX installation option was set to DISABLE, therefore, you cannot specify a user I/O exit override.
NO - YES or NO
The USEIOX installation option was set to ENABLE, therefore, you are able to specify a user I/O exit override. However, by setting the field to NO, you are choosing not to allow this in your invocation of Z Data Tools.
YES
The USEIOX installation option was set to ENABLE, and you are choosing to allow a user I/O exit override in your invocation of Z Data Tools.
Default exit
When the USEIOX installation option is enabled, you can use this field to specify the file that contains the default exit program. If the USEIOX installation option is set to DISABLE, this field is protected and cannot be changed.

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