OpenVMS File Attributes Dialog Box

The options are:

File attributes

Record attributes

Select a record attribute from this list, or accept the default, which allows Reflection to examine the record and logically select the proper attribute for it.

No block span

By default, records are allowed to cross block boundaries. Select this option if you do not want records to cross block boundaries.

Record format

Select a record format from this list, or use the default, which allows the host program to determine the default record format based on the transfer method.

Control field size

Type the maximum record size. This box is available only when the Record format list is set to Variable w/ fixed Ctrl.


Type the number of blocks initially allocated for the file at the time of creation. If you leave this box blank, or specify a value of 0, the entire file is preallocated.

File options

Select Contiguous to create a contiguous file (the transfer fails if it is not possible); select Best-try contiguous to create a contiguous file (if that is possible).

File protection

Assign the protection for a destination file. If no selections are made, protection for the file is determined by the host system.

To prevent access to all files, select the No access option.

Owner UIC

Type the Owner User Identification Code (UIC) for alternate owners of the file.