Specifies the DATASET name to allocate. If the dataset-name is fully
qualified, the name must be enclosed in quotes. If the dataset-name is
not in quotes, the dataset-name is qualified with the current TSO
FILE(dd-name) or DDNAME(dd-name)
Specifies the DDNAME to which the file is allocated.
Is a required parameter that specifies the name of the program to be
executed immediately after successful allocation.
Specifies the volume that contains the dataset. If the dataset is
not cataloged, the VOLUME(vol-ser) parameter is required.
Specifies the unit name of the volume. If a unit name is not specified, a
default specification of SYSALLDA is used.
Specifies free-form parameters to be passed to the program specified
by program-name. The free-form parameters must follow standard OS
Is the equivalent of coding "FREE=CLOSE" in JCL.
If the program specified by program-name opens and closes the LAM file
more than once, do not use CLOSEFREE, or an abend will result. Leaving
out the CLOSEFREE parameter and using the default will always work.
Specifies sub-keywords and sub-parameters that activate LAM features.
LAM features supported in the OS JCL have corresponding
sub-keywords that can be entered in their place, as lam-parms, as
Specifies a four-letter, LIBRARIAN member password consisting of
strictly alphabetic characters.
Specifies a date in the form of YYMMDDHHMMSS. An even number of
digits can be omitted from the right. LIB/AM assumes the highest
possible value for omitted digits.
Specifies the numeric absolute level of an archived member. The
letter L must preceed the absolute level number.
Specifies the numeric relative level of an archived member. A
minus sign (-) must preceed the relative level number.
For more explanation of these LAM sub-keywords, see the CA-LIBRARIAN User
Guide. If you were using TSO online, you could issue the following TSO
commands to list a CA-LIBRARIAN member, for example,
LIBR.DEMO(COBPGM), using IEBGENER:
1. LAMBASTE enforces LAM sub-parameter syntax and ignores a LAM
sub-parameter that is mutually exclusive with another LAM
sub-parameter scanned first.
2. LAMBASTE forces the allocation dataset to be input only. The LRECL is
set to 80, the BLKSIZE to 3120, and the RECFM to 'FB'. These
settings are for LAM use only, and do not change the DCB attributes
of the CA-LIBRARIAN Master file. The program can always reblock
3. LAMBASTE always frees the specified ddname before allocating it,
there is no need to free it beforehand.
4. LAMBASTE always frees the specified ddname after execution of the
5. Dynamic concatenation is currently not supported by LAM, so
concatenation support is not coded in LAMBASTE.
6. LAMBASTE is coded to couple allocation and program invocation in a
single execution of LAMBASTE.
7. If you use the LAMBASTE command in a CLIST, you may want to turn-on
prompting with the "CONTROL PROMPT" statement.
8. The LAMBASTE command supports standard TSO abbreviations of command
syntax. Therefore, DATASET or DSNAME can be abbreviated DS,
FILE or DDNAME can be abbreviated F, and PROGRAM can be