VSAM Entry Detail panel

The Catalog Services: VSAM Entry Detail panel is used to display the parameters of a selected VSAM data set, allowing you to review or modify them. The information displayed varies according to the type of entry.

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. VSAM Entry Detail panel (Example showing KSDS data set)
  Process   Options   Help
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 Z Data Tools                  VSAM Entry Detail                    Top of data

 VSAM Catalog Entry:
    Data set name  . . 'SYATES.UNITTEST.RFM0189.CLUSTER.KSDS1'
    Catalog ID . . . . 'CATALOG.USER3.SYSPLEXD'

 Additional information available with Stats(F11) and ASsocs(F6) commands.

 Basic Information:
    VSAM data type . . KSDS         KSDS, ESDS, RRDS, VRRDS or LDS
    Creation date  . . 2003/12/17 (351)
    Expiration date  . ***None***
    Last modified date ***None***

    Data component . . 'SYATES.UNITTEST.RFM0189.DATA.KSDS1.DATA'
    Index component  . 'SYATES.UNITTEST.RFM0189.INDEX.KSDS1.INDEX'

 VSAM Associations:
    Path . . . . . . .
    AIX  . . . . . . .
      Data component .
      Index component
      Path . . . . . .

 SMS Definitions:                                Backup/Logging:
    SMS managed  . . . Y                         BWO . . .
    Data class . . . . *UNKNOWN                  Log . . . 
    Storage class  . . PRIMARY                   Logstreamid
    Management class . PRIMARY
    Last backup date . 0000.000.0000

 VSAM Cluster Attributes:
    CI size  . . . . . 20480    size of the data control intervals
    Buffer space . . . 41984    buffer space to be allocated at open time

    Share options .    Cross region . 1          Cross systems  3
    Process options    Reuse  . . . . N          Recovery . . . Y
                       Spanned  . . . N          Erase  . . . . N
                       Extended . . . N          Extended addr  N
                       Compressed . . N          Writecheck . . N

 VSAM Data Allocation:
    Allocation unit  . CYL      REC, KB, MB, TRK, or CYL

    Space . . . . .    Primary . . 1             Secondary . 0
    Record size . .    Average . . 4089          Maximum . . 4089
    Free space . .     % of CI . . 0             % of CA . . 0
    Number of volumes  . . . . . . 1      Tracks allocated . 15

    Volume serial(s) . D$US01
    Device type(s) . . 3390-3

 VSAM Key Definition:
    Key length . . . . 64               Key offset  . . 0

 VSAM Index Allocation:
    CI size  . . . . . 1024     size of the index control intervals
    Allocation unit  . TRK      REC, KB, MB, TRK, or CYL

    Space . . . . .    Primary . . 1             Secondary . 0
    Number of volumes  . . . . . . 1      Tracks allocated . 1

    Volume serial(s) . D$US01
    Device type(s) . . 3390-3
 Command ===>                                                                   
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F5=Volumes   F6=Assocs
  F7=Up        F8=Down      F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F11=Stats    F12=Cancel
Parameters for a VSAM entry
These panels show catalog information such as:
  • The VSAM data set type
  • The creation date
  • The expiration date
  • The date and time last modified
  • VSAM associations (cluster, AIX®, and path)
  • The SMS attributes
  • Backup/Logging options
  • The control interval size
  • The buffer space to be allocated at open time
  • The share options
  • Reuse (Y or N)
  • Recovery (Y or N)
  • Spanned (Y or N)
  • Erase (Y or N)
  • Extended (Y or N)
  • Extended addressed (Y or N)
  • Compressed (Y or N)
  • The space unit for allocation
  • The number of units for primary and secondary allocation
  • The average and maximum record size
  • Free space, as a percentage of the control interval and control area
  • Total volumes and tracks allocated for data and index components
  • Up to five volume serials and device types
  • The key length
  • The position of the key within the record (starting with 1)
  • Whether the key must be unique (Y or N)
  • Up to five key ranges (specified as hexadecimal numbers)
Note: For most of these parameters, you can use the Help function key (F1) to obtain an explanation about the parameter.
Parameters for a path
If you select a path, you can see:
  • The creation date
  • The expiration date
  • The associated alternate index
  • The associated cluster
Parameters for a non-VSAM entry
If you select a non-VSAM entry, you can see:
  • The creation date
  • The expiration date listed in the catalog
  • Up to five volume serials and device types
  • The SMS attributes
Note: If you change the expiration date for a non-VSAM entry with Catalog Services, this change does not affect the expiration date in the disk VTOC or tape header. Only the catalog entry is changed.
If the data set is a GDG (generation data group) member or has aliases, you can also see:
  • The GDG base
  • The alias or aliases
Parameters for a GDG base
If you select a GDG base, you can see:
  • The creation date
  • The expiration date
  • The maximum number of GDG members
  • The names of the first five GDG members
Parameters for an OAM object collection
If you select an OAM object collection, you can see:
  • The creation date
  • The expiration date
  • The SMS attributes
  • The directory token
Parameters for an alias
If you select an alias, you can see the user catalog or data set to which the alias points.

Child panels

  • None.

Equivalent functions

  • None.

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