File Title and Device Names

The file title and device name designations default separately. If you specify EXTRACTS ON TAPE, Span uses the file title designation of the UPDATES. Even if UPDATES are designated to be written to DISK, the EXTRACTS will be written to TAPE.

Using this same example, if you specify FIXUPS A/B/= with no device name, the FIXUPS files will be located in the place designated by UPDATES, in this case, DISK. The FIXUPS files will be named A/B/datasetname.

Note: Normal family substitution applies to the device name DISK. For example, if your family substitution statement is FAMILY DISK = DATAPACK OTHERWISE HLDISK, Span will write the output files to DATAPACK rather than the disk called DISK.