You define a PC drive letter for use within tools supporting SourceConnect technology. The drive letter you define is mapped to a mainframe catalog search value.
To configure a mainframe drive:
Each drive letter is associated with a specific node. This allows you to alter the node details without having to change the drive letter details.
By selecting the type mainframe you are required to enter the catalog search criteria for that logical SourceConnect drive. The drive letter gives you access to the entire mainframe, subject to standard mainframe security rules, however, in a workstation directory list against the logical SourceConnect drive, only datasets that match the criteria will be displayed.
You can specify multiple search criteria, delimited by semi-colons, in this field. All datasets that match any of these criteria will be accessible.
For example, if you defined drive S: with the catalog search criteria of CSI01.JPD;MFI01.LAS, then all datasets that start with either CSI01.JPD or MFI01.LAS will be displayed in a workstation directory list when S:\*.* is used.
You can use an asterisk in the middle or end of the search criteria as well. For example CSI01.*.COBOL will give all datasets that begin with CSI01 and end with COBOL.
You can map multiple drive letters onto various mainframes to enable you to perform default directory searches on multiple catalog-search prefixes. This means you can access more than one catalog-search environment as different drive letters. This is only necessary when you want to see a different directory list of mainframe datasets when drive-letter :\*.* is referenced.