PREFIX and POSTFIX Codes

This topic includes a table of valid codes for the PREFIX and POSTFIX format options. You can use all of these codes in any combination.

Code

Description

STRNUM

Structure number of the data set, 4 digits

STRNAME

The 17-character data set name

RECTYPE

Type of record for variable-format data sets, 3 digits

CHANGECODE

A = add
D = delete
M = modify
H = audit file header record
L = link after-image
N = link before-image
S = state update
X = documentation record

MODFLAG

1= if ADD was originally the after-image or DELETE was originally the before-image of a MODIFY

0 = otherwise

STACKNBR

Stack number of updating program, 4 digits

MODE

The state of the data set related to cloning, as follows:

0 = The data set is in the extract phase.
1 = The data set is in the fixup phase.
2 = The data set is in the update phase.
3 = The data set was reorganized.
4 = The data set was purged.

FORMATLEVEL

Data set format level, 4 digits

AFN

Audit file number, 4 digits

ABSN

Audit block serial number, 10 digits

SEG

Audit file segment number, 7 digits

INX

Audit block word index number, 5 digits

YYYY
YY
MM
DD
HH
MN
SS

Year, 4 digits
Year, 2 digits
Month, 2 digits
Day, 2 digits
Hour, 2 digits
Minute, 2 digits
Second, 2 digits

Note: These time values represent an estimate of when an update occurred. The actual time of the update could be later than these values indicate.

UID

Unique ID (absolute address) of the record. The UID may not be present, depending on the type of data set. If the UID is present, it is a 12-digit number without leading or trailing characters.

BIGUID

For data sets having an RSN, the format will use the RSN as the BIGUID Unique ID (absolute address) of the record. The BIGUID may not be present, depending on the type of data set. If the BIGUID is present, it is a 15-digit number without leading or trailing characters. RSN is a synonym for BIGUID.

HEXUID

Unique ID (absolute address) of the record. The HEXUID may not be present, depending on the type of data set. If the HEXUID is present, it is a 12-digit hexadecimal number without leading or trailing characters.

PUID

Parent unique ID (parent absolute address) of the parent record. The PUID may not be present, depending on the type of data set. For example, a PUID is typically present for embedded data sets.

If the PUID is present, it is a 12-digit number without leading or trailing characters.

BIGPUID

Parent unique ID (parent absolute address) of the parent record. The BIGPUID may not be present, depending on the type of data set. For example, a BIGPUID is typically present for embedded data sets. If the PUID is present, it is a 15-digit number without leading or trailing characters.

HEXPUID

Parent unique ID (parent absolute address) of the parent record. The HEXPUID may not be present, depending on the type of data set. For example, a HEXPUID is typically present for embedded data sets. If the HEXPUID is present, it is a 12-digit hexadecimal number without leading or trailing characters.

CR

Carriage return

LF

Line feed

SPACE

Space character

TAB

Horizontal tab character