These environment variables relate to the Mainframe Access functionality.
- Name of an input file name for automated catalog import using MFA Data Access Services.
- An input file path and name.
Allows the specification, in tenths of seconds, of the maximum time out period that will be used with any LSC style application,
such as Drag and Drop, SourceConnect, or the Monitor. The default is 2 minutes (1200), and the maximum value that can be used
- Example for setting this value to 4 minutes:
- Specifies the directory or directories that the Compiler and Animator should search for copyfiles.
- A list of search directories, each item separated by a semicolon.
- The skeleton JCL for debugging
- Location of the
mfentmap.dat entry name map file.
- File path and name of the
mfentmap.dat entry name map file.
- Controls the recall of HSM archived datasets when accessing mainframe GDGs using MFA Data Access Services.
- The location of IBM PL/I help files
- Determines whether JCL DISP will be honored for DELETE on mainframe resident datasets. Valid options are ON and OFF.
- Determines whether JCL looks on the host for new datasets that are not cataloged locally. Valid options are ON and OFF.
- Sets the default user ID.
- Specifies the format to use for floating point data items.
- true specifies that IBM hexadecimal format floating point data items are to be used.
- false specifies that IEEE format floating point data items are to be used.
MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT to anything other than
true has the same effect as setting it to
- The setting of this environment variable can be overridden by the
- The complete path to the INI file containing mainframe logon credentials, which defaults to:
- Indicates that you wish to have all source code embedded hex values handled in the same way as the MDECONV application, in
that all translated hex values less than x'1f' will have a null character inserted before the hex value. The COBOL run-time
system will properly handle these imbedded hex values. Example:
- If using the hot-link software from Micro Focus, the LSC applications will route all communication request through this hot-link.
The hot-link remains active to the mainframe until you shut down your workstation, or enter the command MFDAELSC CLOSE. The
hot-link is able to allocate and load balance more than multiple simultaneous links and will start up an additional link if
any request has to wait for more than 15 seconds for a time slice. The maximum number of simultaneous links can be specified,
with a default of 4 and a maximum of 10, as follows:
- Sets the maximum length of data, in a single communication packet, that can be transmitted to or from the mainframe. This
does not affect the size of the file that can be transmitted, but only the size of each of the numerous data chunks that are
transmitted to make up the entire file. This is only useful, when there is a router that limits the transfer length of data
to or from the mainframe, or there is a restriction in the length of data that can be transferred. Example:
- Controls how mainframe access checks for a dataset name (DSN):
If a DSN is not found in the local catalog, then the catalog API calls MFA to check the mainframe for the DSN.
- Not set
The catalog API does not call MFA to check the mainframe for the DSN.
- Enables messages to be issued if the user program does not return from a main program via
- User catalog node
- Time allowed for a catalog input/output operation to complete
- Controls ISPF skeleton JCL processing
- Displays a message when the enterprise server is waiting for a response from the catalog server.