Snapshot Parameter File

Snapshot reads a parameter file to determine which data sets to clone, which formatting routine to use, etc.

Note the following for the format of the Snapshot parameter file:

  • The options in the parameter file can be in any order.
  • You can list multiple parameters on a single line.
  • You can split parameters across multiple lines.
  • There is no termination character.
  • There is no continuation character.
  • The comment character is the percent sign (%). The comment character can appear anywhere on a line and anything after the comment character is ignored.
  • If you have a file name or family name that is the same as a parameter file keyword, enclose the file name or family name in quotation marks. For example, if you have a family named SUPPORT (which is also the name of an option in the Snapshot parameter file) and you want to enter that for the OUTPUT option, enclose SUPPORT in quotation marks, as follows:

    OUTPUT CUSTDATA/REPORTS ON "SUPPORT"

    This means that the default destination is a family called SUPPORT.

  • All parameters are optional except for the list of data sets.

The remainder of this section describes the syntax and semantics of each parameter. Parameters are listed in the same order as they are listed in the parameter file.