Use this page to view information and modify the status for an active File Control Table (FCT) resource.
DUMP to create and view dump information for this FCT.
- Dataset Name
- The data set name for this file as used on the mainframe.
- Displays information about the current state of the file. The first item of information is the open/closed status. This is
a transient state controlled by the system. Possible values are:
- CloseRequest - A request to close the file has been issued by an application.
- FCT Type
- Displays the FCT file type. This can be one of:
- KSDS Variable ASCII
- Key sequence data set.
- Entry sequence data set.
- Relative record data set.
- Alternate to FCT name type
- Alternate index. FCT name tells you the FCT for which this is an alternate index, and type describes the type of file represented
by FCT name.
- Remote file.
- Indicates whether the resource is currently accessible to transactions:
- The file is currently accessible to transactions.
- The file is not currently accessible to transactions. A disabled file returns the reference "DISABLED". This can cause problems
for some applications; if this is true for your application, set Unenabled instead.
- The file is not currently accessible to transactions. An unenabled file returns a reference "NOTOPEN", which can be handled
by those applications that cannot handle a "DISABLED" reference.
- Read Access
- If checked, indicates that users can read records from the file.
- Add Access
- If checked, indicates that users can add records to the file.
- Browse Access
- If checked, indicates that users can browse the file.
- Delete Access
- If checked, indicates that users can delete records from the file.
- Update Access
- If checked, indicates that users can update records in the file.
- Exclusive Access
- If checked, indicates that the file cannot be read by other transactions while an update is in progress.
- Displays which resource group this FCT resource belongs to.
- Use Count
- Displays the number of times this FCT has been used.
- A tick indicates that the file is currently being disabled. Disabling is a transient state controlled by the system.
- Start Empty
- A tick indicates that the current contents of the file are deleted at system startup.
- Backward Recovery
- A tick indicates that the file is a protected resource, changes to which can be backed out. The file must be accessed through
a Fileshare server.
- Forward Recovery
- A tick indicates that journals are used to record changes to the file to enable forward recovery. The file must be accessed
through a Fileshare server.
- LRECL Min
- The minimum logical record length of the file, in bytes.
- LRECL Max
- The maximum logical record length of the file, in bytes.
- Key Position
- For files of type KSDS or ALT, specify the byte number at which the record key begins. Bytes are numbered from 1.
- Key Length
- For files of type KSDS or ALT, specify the length of the record key in bytes.