To Configure a Data Store in a User-defined Database

The VSAM database file must first be imported into a datastore under the Enterprise Server for .NET installation's database.
Use this procedure to make a data store located in a user-defined database available for use.
  1. Open the resource definition file in the Resource File Editor.

    The resource definitions display in the editor.

  2. Click the FCT tab.

    The File Control Table settings display.

  3. In the Name column, locate and select the resource item to associate with the data store.

    The item's settings display in the General pane.

  4. Set the value of the item to the data store name.

    By default, a CICS program attempts to use the VSAM data store if the name is not set.

  5. Locate the FileFormat item, and use the list to set the value to RDBMS.
    Tip: A value of RDBMS specifies that the VSAM file is loaded into the database.
  6. Save the resource definition file, and cold-start the region.

Operating regions using the resource definition must be stopped and cold-started before they can use the settings.