TSO Advanced Options Dialog Box

Getting there

The options are:

Dataset options

Logical record length

Type the record size (in bytes) for the file being created on the host. If you leave this box blank, the record size is determined by the host. Use a value between 0 and 32768 to accommodate the range accepted by your host.

For ASCII files, set this value to accommodate the longest line in your file. When you leave this box blank, the host typically accepts lines of up to 80 characters.

 

Block size

Type the block size (in bytes) for the file being created on the host. For files with fixed-length records, this value must be a multiple of the Logical record length (because blocks are divided into logical records).

Use a value between 0 and 32768 to accommodate the range accepted by your host.

Space allocation

 

Allocation units

Select the disk subdivisions for your primary and secondary space allocations. If you select Default, the unit is determined by the host. If you select Block, use the Average block box to set the size for an average block.

 

Average block

Type the size (in bytes) for an average block. This value is only relevant if you are using blocks as your allocation unit.

 

Primary

Type the size (in allocation units) of the primary allocation for the host file being created.

 

Secondary

Type the size of any additional allocations (in allocation units) in the event that the primary allocation is not sufficient. Multiple secondary allocations (known as "extents") are allowed, up to a host-specified limit (generally 15).

CR/LF processing

When you select one of these options, a carriage return character and a linefeed character are stripped from the end of each line of the file you are sending.

CR/LF processing is typically appropriate for ASCII and JISCII files but not for binary files; the defaults for these options are set up accordingly.

Additional IND$FILE parameters

Use this text box for any parameters specific to the IND$FILE (or APVUFILE) program on your host system. The contents of this text box are appended to the end of the transfer command generated by Reflection. Reflection does not check the contents of this text box for validity.

For a description of the NOSO, SO, and User Mode settings, see the DBCS File Transfer Settings topic.

Related Topics

DBCS File Transfer Settings

Mainframe Tab (Transfer Settings Dialog Box)

Mainframe File Transfer