Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

What's the max length of a library

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> HomeWorks & Requests
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
FWY
Currently Banned

New User


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject: What's the max length of a library
Reply with quote

Dear,
could you tell me what's the max length of a library?
Thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

CICS Guy

Senior Member


Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 2150
Location: At my coffee table

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

What kind of library?
Length of what?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FWY
Currently Banned

New User


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: max length of a library
Reply with quote

FWY wrote:
Dear,
could you tell me what's the max length of a library?
Thank you.


I mean the library name 's max length.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FWY
Currently Banned

New User


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

CICS Guy wrote:
What kind of library?
Length of what?


just normal library, like SYSADM.TEST1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CICS Guy

Senior Member


Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 2150
Location: At my coffee table

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Max length of what? Its disk allocation, as is size?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dick scherrer

Site Director


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 19270
Location: Inside the Matrix

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:05 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hello,

The max length for a dataset name is 44. Each node of the dsn has a max of 8 characters.

A library is just another dataset (if i understand yojr question).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dbzTHEdinosauer

Global Moderator


Joined: 20 Oct 2006
Posts: 6966
Location: porcelain throne

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

max length for an mvs ds name is 44 char, including the periods (.). Each node can be 8 char max in length. so you can have 5 nodes, of 8 char each (there will be 4 periods - node separators). Node names need not be 8 char. They can be 2 char (actually, I think 1 char). you can also have any combination of valid node names and node separators to a total DSN length of 44. A valid node name starts with a alpha, etc...

Unix is different.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CICS Guy

Senior Member


Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 2150
Location: At my coffee table

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Dear,
I can now understand the two warnings...... icon_rolleyes.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FWY
Currently Banned

New User


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

CICS Guy wrote:
Dear,
I can now understand the two warnings...... icon_rolleyes.gif



Thanks all for your help, this has answer my question.
Thank you!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> HomeWorks & Requests All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts Count the length of the record & ... sreekusr DFSORT/ICETOOL 4 Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:52 pm
No new posts Writing on to GSAM variable length rohanthengal JCL & VSAM 6 Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:46 pm
No new posts SQZ pipe delimited file with 1 column... Rick Silvers DFSORT/ICETOOL 6 Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:11 pm
No new posts Joinkeys operation when key1 and key2... Susanta DFSORT/ICETOOL 5 Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:35 pm
No new posts Format to pipe delimited with variabl... pshongal SYNCSORT 6 Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:48 pm


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us